Posted by: Beth | 2011/04/01

Mom Eye Disease

My mom was diagnosed with Macular degeneration in September 2010. The eye specialist has done 3 injections into her eyes. She has to go for a 4th one this month but there is no difference. Please explain in plain English to me - Why did they give the injections? What is the meaning of the injections? What is it that they inject? The info on the internet is too difficult to understand. I''m Afrikaans.

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Dit sal baie help as jy vir die naam van die inspuiting kan gee. Ongelukkig kan ek nie 'n opinie lig sonder hierdie inligting nie.

Makulere degenerasie verwys na 'n siekte in ouer mense bo 50 jaar. Die siekte verwys na skade van die sentrale gedeelte van die retina. Dit het swak sentrale visie tot gevolg, dit wil se dat die persoon gewoonlik goed na die kante (periforie) toe kan sien, maar dat hulle middel (sentraal) visie erg geaffekteer is.

Die behandeling is gewoonlik laser terapie en medikasie.

Daar is twee vorms van die siekte, naamlik "nat" makulere degenerasie en "droe" makulere degenerasie. Behandeling word bepaal deur die vorm van die siekte.


Dr Anrich Burger

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