You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors and/or experience with macular degeneration. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask
About Macular Degeneration
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
About Your Outlook
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD). EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated May 23, 2013. Accessed July 15, 2013.
Age-related macular degeneration. National Eye Institute (NEI) website. Available at: https://nei.nih.gov/health/maculardegen. Accessed July 15, 2013.
Tips for talking to your doctor. American Academy of Family Physicians Family Doctor website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/healthcare-management/working-with-your-doctor/tips-for-talking-to-your-doctor.html. Updated May 2010. Accessed July 15, 2013.
What is macular degeneration? American Academy of Ophthalmology website. Available at: http://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/amd-macular-degeneration. Accessed July 15, 2013.
What is macular degeneration? American Macular Degeneration Foundation website. Available at: https://www.macular.org/what-macular-degeneration. Accessed July 15, 2013.
Last reviewed June 2016 by Michael Woods, MD
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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