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Question:
What is the prognosis for someone with Mac Tel? Are there things I need to stay away from? Do you know how rapid the progression is?

Answer:
Mac Tel, or idiopathic juxtafoveal macular telangiectasia, is a condition where a patient has abnormally dilated retinal blood vessels in the central area of the retina. It is not a single disease, but rather a group of conditions that may have varying clinical appearances, genetics, and prognoses. The individual with macular telangiectasia should be evaluated by a retina specialist. There is considerable research in this condition and more information can be gleaned from the MacTel Project website.

Answered by: Paul Sternberg Jr., MD Dr. Paul Sternberg

Categories: Eye Diseases

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Answered: Mar 19, 2013

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