AMD is a condition which affects the retina, the light-sensitive membrane at the back of the eye. As we get older, we develop an accumulation of waste material underneath the retina. This accumulation can affect the function of the light-sensitive cells.
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There are many questions patients ask about AMD treatment. Some common questions include "does it hurt?" "is it risky?" and "how long does treatment take?"
The answer to this question is as soon as possible, but it’s important that I can see you and make a diagnosis as quickly as possible to establish what the problem is.
The treatment of AMD starts out with making the diagnosis. Once I diagnose the patient, then I decide on the appropriate treatment and which technology to use to treat the AMD.
The most serious risk that comes along with treating AMD is getting an infection. We take significant precautions to prevent this from happening which makes the treatment low risk.
Praveen Patel has a lot of experience in treating age-related macular degeneration. He has led research on AMD. When Praveen treats wet AMD, he is often able to stabilise and even improve the patient's vision.
We achieve the best long-term treatment when we start treatment early before significant damage to the light detecting retinal cells (photoreceptors) due to wet AMD.