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    Age Related Macular Deterioration and Glaucoma
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    bmiqq posted:
    I am 83 years old in reasonable state of health. I walk daily for 30 mins and do normal daily activities including some driving. I was diagnosed with early dry AMD and slightly increased eye pressure in Sep, 2015 when I went to the Doctor for normal check up. Still my eye sight with glasses is OK 6/6 and 6/9. Eye sight without glasses is also reasonable. The Doctor asked me to have OCT, Manla, Disc eye tests done which did not give a bad picture yet. Visual Field Central test was also done which showed less that 10% problem. I was prescribed Xanovit Extra (Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Silymarin, chromium), Travatan and Betopics (Betaxolol) eye drops. Earlier Co-Dorzal (Dorzolamide 2%+Timolol0.5% ) were also used but stopped as it reduced my heart rate to 50 per min.
    One likes to remain in reason health/ eye sight as long as one lives. Any suggestions in in the regard?
     
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    Alan M Kozarsky, MD responded:
    Sounds like you and your doctor are doing all of the correct preventative measures.

    Nutritional supplements for the macular issue are appropriate as well as viewing an Amsler grid chart at home once a week to detect any new changes. Many doctors prefer nutritional supplements which contain the AREDS 2 ingredients.

    If the doctor feels that you have glaucoma and your optic nerve is at risk, controlling the eye pressure is appropriate.

    Many people with your eye issues continue to have good vision for their entire lives. But the preventative measures and close follow up by the eye doctor are important.


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