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Is there a treatment for age-related macular degeneration?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Some treatments

Age related macular degeneration (armd) is a progressive disease that robs central vision.
The "dry" form may be slowed with high doses of vitamins a, e, and c (areds formula), but there are no other treatments. The "wet" form is more visually devastating, but newer treatments (anti-vegf) can treat it more effectively than older therapies.

In brief: Some treatments

Age related macular degeneration (armd) is a progressive disease that robs central vision.
The "dry" form may be slowed with high doses of vitamins a, e, and c (areds formula), but there are no other treatments. The "wet" form is more visually devastating, but newer treatments (anti-vegf) can treat it more effectively than older therapies.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Keshav Narain
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes for wet AMD

There are several commercially available medications that are injected into the eye and can treat age related macular degeneration (armd or amd).
More treatments are in the pipeline.

In brief: Yes for wet AMD

There are several commercially available medications that are injected into the eye and can treat age related macular degeneration (armd or amd).
More treatments are in the pipeline.
Dr. Keshav Narain
Dr. Keshav Narain
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Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes for Wet AMD

Age related macular degeneration is categorized into wet and dry forms.
The dry form is the most common and generally associated with slow, gradual and limited/moderate visual loss. Whilte there is no current treatment, a vitamin combination of a, c, e and zinc (areds formula) has been show to slow it down. Wet amd leads to rapid and severe visual loss, but has treatments - Lucentis (ranibizumab) & avastin.

In brief: Yes for Wet AMD

Age related macular degeneration is categorized into wet and dry forms.
The dry form is the most common and generally associated with slow, gradual and limited/moderate visual loss. Whilte there is no current treatment, a vitamin combination of a, c, e and zinc (areds formula) has been show to slow it down. Wet amd leads to rapid and severe visual loss, but has treatments - Lucentis (ranibizumab) & avastin.
Dr. Tal Raviv
Dr. Tal Raviv
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