Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration Treatment

Age related macular degeneration is a medical condition which usually affects older adults and results in a loss of central vision. Macular degeneration can make it difficult or impossible to read or recognize faces, although enough peripheral vision will remain to allow other activities of daily life.

There are "dry" and "wet" types. Dry ARMD progresses slowly and is generally not as aggressive as wet ARMD.

At present there is very little macular degeneration treatment for dry ARMD. In certain cases, some vitamin preparations may prevent progression.

Wet ARMD can be treated with laser eye surgery, photodynamic therapy, and injections of anti-VEGF’s into the eye. None of these treatments are a cure for wet ARMD. The disease and loss of vision may progress despite macular degeneration treatment.