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  • By shelby-comito Keymaster

    Welcome to MacularDegeneration.net’s Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) discussion board. Here you can chat about general topics such as symptoms, lifestyle, diet, and more! Read our Community Rules here.

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  • By Deb1010

    I have spoken to two ladies on another board who both state they get injections for DRY AMD. Now I’m really confused. Anyone else out there get them for their DRY type?

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    • By shelby-comito Keymaster

      Hi @deb1010, this is a great question and, well, now I’m confused, too! From my understanding, the anti-VEGF injections are only approved and used to treat wet AMD specifically. Our treatment page, which was written by a medical writer and reviewed by a retina specialist, makes these treatment distinctions by type – https://maculardegeneration.net/treatment/amd/

      I’ll be curious to hear from others with dry AMD and hope they’ll share here if they’re using different treatments with their doctors. Thanks again for reaching out and posting this great question! Best, Shelby, MacularDegeneration.net Team Member

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    • By Andrea Junge Moderator

      The way my retina specialist explains it to me as well is that injections are given to wet AMD patients. I have Myopic Macular Degeneration, MMD (technically dry), but he also says that patients with MMD very rarely go ‘wet’ and don’t typically need injections. But, I just saw on our awesome facebook page that someone was recently diagnosed with MMD (macular degeneration due to extreme myopia) and has received three injections. It is confusing. For now, I’m just chalking it up to everyone having different doctors with different understandings/practices and each of us having different individual needs. But, I’m for sure going to keep looking into it! I think macular degeneration is still sort of in the ‘unknown’ category where so many people are getting it and it’s forcing us all to pay closer attention and educate ourselves, including our medical providers. @deb1010, this is such a great question! And a big reminder to all of us to do the research, educate ourselves, and know what we need for our own best treatment results. As well as a reminder that it’s so great to have a community like ours to go to with questions like this! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. -Andrea, MacularDegeneration.net Team Member

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