Talking to Your Doctor About Macular Degeneration
by Amy Scholten, MPH
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
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Last reviewed November 2016 by Michael Woods, MD
Last Updated: 5/20/2015
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