Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
How do you treat macular degeneration?
In the past, laser surgery and photodynamic therapy (PDT) were the only proven effective treatment for wet AMD. These procedures usually do not improve vision but prevent further loss of it. However, extensive studies have lead to the use of nutritional supplements and intravitreal injections to treat AMD.
The government has been performing the Age Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) which has shown the use of certain vitamins can slow the progression of AMD. At the same time, the development of drugs like Lucentis and Avastin, which are injected into the eye, has opened new doors in the ophthalmology field.
Many people with AMD do not realize they have a retinal problem until blurred vision becomes obvious. For this reason, it is important to have periodic, full eye exams with an ophthalmologist. The doctor can detect early stages of AMD during an eye examination and by performing especialized tests like an OCT scan or a fluorescein angiography.Also, it is good practice for patients to check their vision daily by using an Amsler grid. This test will be able to bring notice to any changes in vision related to AMD and other retinal problems.
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