Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD)

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What is Age Related Macular Degeneration?

When should Macular Degeneration be Treated?

How is Macular Degeneration Treated?

ARMD treatment has few complications.

Age related macular degeneration is a disease that affects the back of the eye (the retina).  Initially vision becomes distorted and then central vision is progressively lost.  The loss of central vision can be very visually disabling.

There are two types of age related macular degeneration: dry and wet.  There is currently no treatment for dry changes but fortunately the more rapid wet changes are now treatable.  Intervention at the early stages of the condition get the best results.

A new class of drugs, called anti vascular endothelial growth factor agents (anti VEG-F) have transformed the treatment of wet ARMD.  These are injected into the eye by a skilled surgeon using tiny injectors and is totally painless.

The complication rate for the treatment of ARMD is very low.