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Is there new treatment for wet age related macular degeneration yet?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
There are 2 kinds: Wet and dry. You need to see a retina specialist, ask your eye doctor for a referral. The dry type is less treatable, the wet one has options. The most optimistic seems to be intraocular injections of drugs like bevasizumab, avastin (bevacizumab).
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Retinal Surgery 19 years experience
Two types: 1. Dry: areds vitamins, tobacco cessation. 2. Wet: intravitreal injections of anti-vegf molecules like avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or Eylea (new).
Dr. Bernard Godley
Retinal Surgery 32 years experience
Several Options: Age-related macular degeneration is a chronic disease of the central part of the retina. It is broken down into two types, the "dry" form, which involves slow, patchy deterioration of retinal cells, and the "wet" form which is caused by bleeding and leads to rapid vision loss. Current treatment for "wet" is intravitreal injections with eylea, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or avastin. For the "dry", areds vitamins.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for age related macular degeneration in us?

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There are 2 kinds: Wet and dry. You need to see a retina specialist, ask your eye doctor for a referral. The dry type is less treatable, the wet one has options.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Is the new treatment for wet age related macular degeneration a good one?

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Dr. Todd Purkiss
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Eylea (aflibercept)?: The newest treatment out for wet amd is called Eylea (aflibercept) (alfibercept). It's a drug that is injected into the eye. It has been very successful in my practice, particularly in patients who have failed other treatments.
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What are some new things in the treatment and diagnosis of macular degeneration?

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Dr. Theodore Leng
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
Lots of new things: For diagnosis, there is a new imaging technique called fundus auto fluorescence that can help augment the standard oct and Fluorescein studies. For treatment, there is a new drug out called Eylea that may have a longer durability of action when compared to Lucentis (ranibizumab) or avastin. Many new drugs and stem cells in the drug development pipeline.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What sort of treatments are for age-related macular degeneration?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
There are 2 kinds: Wet and dry. You need to see a retina specialist, ask your eye doctor for a referral. The dry type is less treatable, the wet one has options. The most optimistic seems to be intraocular injections of drugs like bevasizumab, avastin (bevacizumab).
A 29-year-old member asked:

How to treat age-related macular degeneration quickly?

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Retinal Surgery 19 years experience
Which kind?: Dry/nonexudative macular degeneration has no quick treatment, only areds vitmains. Wet/exudative macular degeneration requires timely injections of medicine directly in the eye (intravitreal avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or eylea).

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