How To Find The Right Doctor?1,2
If you are experiencing symptoms of AMD or DME, you should visit a retina specialist, also known as a Retinologist. A Retina specialist is a medical doctor who has specialized in ophthalmology and sub-specialized in diagnosis and management of retinal disorders.
What To Ask Your Doctor When Diagnosed With DME Or AMD?
- How can I reduce my risk of worsening nAMD/DME?
- How advanced is my nAMD/DME?
- Is there anything I can do to slow down the progression of my nAMD/DME?
- What other specialists do I need to consider?
Effect on Quality of Life
- Will I lose my sight completely?
- How will nAMD/DME affect my daily life? Will I still be able to read or watch television?
- Will I have to stop driving?
- How long will it be before my vision gets worse?
Treatment and lifestyle management
- What are my options for treatment?
- What are the potential side effects of my treatment?
- Will treatment be painful?
- Will treatment stop me from losing my vision?
- How many treatments will I need? How long will I need to take the treatment for?
- How quickly should I start my treatment?
- Are there any vision enhancement devices (e.g., special glasses) available that might help me?