Neither/Nor, Either/Or… AMD and/or DR

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Neither/Nor, Either/Or… AMD and/or DR

Patients usually have either macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy. Rarely both.

This site is for patients with macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.  I should really use proper grammar to say that this web site is for patients with either macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy.  A subtle difference.

Patients usually have one of these diseases or the other, but not both.  I do not believe that this is well documented.  Most patients have either diabetic retinopathy OR macular degeneration.  I have, but rarely, seen patients that develop both.  I don’t know why.

That’s it for 2oo9.  Here are a few articles that were popular over the year.

The Differences Between Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy, Part I.

The Differences Between ARMD and Diabetic Retinopathy, Part II.

Why We Need to Dilate Your Eyes

Shot in the Eye:  Painless

My 50th Post:  What I’ve Learned

My 100th Post:  Part I

My 100th Post:  Part II

Social Media to Build a Medical Practice

Social Media and Medicine, Part II

The “O” in Eye Doctor

Defining Blindness

“Randy”

Randall V. Wong, M.D.
Ophthalmologist, Retina Specialist
Fairfax, Virginia

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