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What are new treatments for eye disorders like macular degeneration?
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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In brief: Two types
1. Dry: areds vitamins, tobacco cessation are the treatment.
Here we see aging spots in the macula called drusen and/or loss of tissue called atrophy. 2. Wet: intravitreal injections of anti-vegf molecules like avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or Eylea are the treatment. Here we see leaking, bleeding, swelling, and scarring in the macula. See a retina specialist.

In brief: Two types
1. Dry: areds vitamins, tobacco cessation are the treatment.
Here we see aging spots in the macula called drusen and/or loss of tissue called atrophy. 2. Wet: intravitreal injections of anti-vegf molecules like avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or Eylea are the treatment. Here we see leaking, bleeding, swelling, and scarring in the macula. See a retina specialist.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Not much
..In past few years since lucentis (ranibizumab).
Some longer acting injectables on the horizon so fewer injections. A drop form just got approved for further study- that would be a remarkable advance.

In brief: Not much
..In past few years since lucentis (ranibizumab).
Some longer acting injectables on the horizon so fewer injections. A drop form just got approved for further study- that would be a remarkable advance.
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Dr. Ari Weitzner
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