Treatments

Treating Wet AMD

In recent years, medications have been developed to treat Wet AMD called Anti-VEGF.

These medications interfere with the release of the chemical which encourages more vessels to grow, preventing further loss of vision. These medications have a high success rate in preventing further visual loss and, in many cases, improve vision.

Anti-VEGF is injected into the vitreous of the eye, which is the jelly substance in the middle of the eye.

Treating Dry AMD

Unfortunately, there is no treatment for Dry AMD at the moment, although studies have revealed that higher doses of vitamin A, C and E, the minerals copper and zinc and a micro-nutrient called lutein may slow down the progression of this condition.

Useful contact
Macular Society
PO Box 1870
Andover SP10 9AD
0300 3030 111
macularsociety.org