← Return to AFIB meds (anticoagulants) + wet macular degeneration

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Added here as the site doesn't allow me to extend my post above. I realize I need expert evaluation by both a retinal specialist and a cardiologist to know more about my particular situation re the ablation. I. would much welcome, however, input from others about how to handle this bind. My retina doc just says to continue the Xarelto – do I want a stroke? I see the decision as more nuanced. I'd rather continue to minimize my cardiac risks from the arrhythmia (somehow) at the same time, I maximize my chances of protecting my eyes to the extent I can. I see my chances of maintaining my vision are indeed much worse because of taking an anticoagulant.

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I have dry AMD in my left eye and wet AMD in my right eye, diagnosed 6 years ago. My AFib diagnosis ca. 10 years ago. I have a injections in my right eye every 3 months, have had them for 6 years and my AMD is stable – I do not have the meds name handy, but expect it is what you are receiving. I have taken Coumadin and now Eliquis for 10 years. Either of my doc’s has cautioned me of a potential problem. Perhaps a second opinion

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