• By Jen O'Hara

Mayo Clinic Radio: Macular degeneration

January 17, 2019

medical illustration - macular degenerationMacular degeneration is a common eye disease and a leading cause of vision loss among people 50 and older. With macular degeneration, the center of your retina begins to deteriorate. This causes symptoms, such as blurred central vision or a blind spot in the center of the visual field. There are two types: wet macular degeneration and dry macular degeneration. Many people will first have the dry form, which can progress to the wet form in one or both eyes. In some people, age-related macular degeneration advances so slowly that vision loss does not occur for a long time. In others, the disease progresses faster and may lead to a loss of vision in one or both eyes. Early diagnosis and treatment can help patients maintain their vision.

On this week's Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Sophie Bakri, an ophthalmologist at Mayo Clinic, will explain macular degeneration and share her new research on treatments for macular disease. Also on the program, Dr. Christopher Camp, an orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic, will discuss  treatment options for frozen shoulder. And Dr. Daniel Saris, an orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic, and Dr. Aaron Krych, an orthopedic and sports medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic, will explain recycled cartilage auto/allo implantation, or RECLAIM — a novel stem cell therapy using regenerative medicine for knee cartilage repair.

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