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What sort of treatments are for age-related macular degeneration?
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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In brief: Several
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.

In brief: Several
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.
Dr. Bernard Godley
Dr. Bernard Godley
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