The dry form of macular degeneration is manifested by changes in which the retinal cells responsible for vision fail.
The dry form progresses more slowly than the wet form of macular degeneration, but over time it also leads to an irreversible decrease in visual acuity.
The most severe form of dry degeneration leads to complete exposure of certain parts of the retina, which is called geographical atrophy because it resembles a geographical map of areas where parts of the tissue responsible for vision are missing.
Treatment of dry maculopathy
Unfortunately, there is currently no effective way to treat dry macular degeneration, but it is extremely important to take the combinations of vitamins and high doses of antioxidants lutein and omega fatty acids that exist today in ready-made pharmaceuticals and proven to slow the progression of dry senile macular degeneration transition to wet form.
Why is early detection of this disease and prevention important?
For elderly patients, a preventive ophthalmological examination is very important, in which the condition of the macula can be determined by simply dilating the pupils. Emphasis is placed on preventive and screening examinations that include OCT diagnostics!