Age-Related Macular Degeneration / Ask Your Doctor
Knowledge is power.
When it comes to coping with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the more you know, the better. So don’t be afraid to ask your eye care professional lots of questions about your condition and make sure that you are fully informed of your options.
Questions to ask your doctor:1
- Do I have “wet” or “dry” age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and what is the difference?
- What is the extent of my vision loss?
- What other changes can I expect?
- How quickly is my age-related macular degeneration (AMD) progressing?
- Are both eyes affected?
- Will changing my eye glass prescription help at all?
- Are there any medical or surgical treatments that might help?
- What changes or symptoms should I be watching for?
- Should I see a specialist in low vision?
- Can you refer me to a visual rehabilitation clinic?
- What can I do to protect my vision?
- Is there a vitamin/mineral program that might be helpful?
- Adapted from Living Well With Macular Degeneration, by Dr. Bruce P. Rosenthal and Kate Kelly.