(AGE-RELATED) MACULAR TREATMENT

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(Age-Related) Macular Degeneration treatment overview

The mainstay of treatment for (Age-Related) Macular Degeneration (AMD) is for early detection of the condition and to discuss ways of reducing the risk of the condition worsening to sight-threatening forms.

Unfortunately, there are no effective treatments for the advanced form of dry AMD, but several treatments are in the later stages of clinical trials and may prove to be effective in the future.

New treatments for wet AMD have transformed the outlook for patients with this condition. These involve the injection of a highly specialised and targeted medicine into the gel-like fluid of the eye (the vitreous). The drug works by blocking the protein responsible for the growth of fragile blood vessels which grow under the retina in wet AMD.

How does (Age-Related) Macular Degeneration treatment help you?

Injection treatments for wet AMD aim to stop the bleeding and leakage of fluid from the fragile blood vessels which grow and leak under and into the retina in wet AMD. Ongoing regular injections are needed to help stabilise the condition.