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

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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
3 doctors agree

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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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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In brief: Two types

1. Dry: areds vitamins, tobacco cessation.
2. Wet: intravitreal injections of anti-vegf molecules like avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or eylea. See a retina specialist for proper care.

In brief: Two types

1. Dry: areds vitamins, tobacco cessation.
2. Wet: intravitreal injections of anti-vegf molecules like avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or eylea. See a retina specialist for proper care.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

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.

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.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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