• Does macular edema mean your dry AMD progressed to wet AMD?


    Question:

    If you have dry macular degeneration and you get macular edema, is this a sign that it has progressed to the more serious wet macular degeneration?


    Answer:

    Macular edema means that there is fluid in or swelling of the retina. One of the causes of macular edema is wet macular degeneration, but there are a number of other potential conditions that could lead to this finding. Your ophthalmologist or retinal specialist will be able to explain what your particular finding means.


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