Age-related macular degeneration treatment

The macula is the small central part of the retina that is essential for central vision including reading, watching TV and distance vision See our consultants Prices & payment Enquiries & appointments

Over time, the macular can deteriorate with age and cause problems with our vision. It develops painlessly, so we often don’t realise there is a problem until our vision is notably affected. An examination of the retina can help detect early signs of macular degeneration.

Painless outpatient eye treatment to improve your vision

There are two types of macular degeneration: dry or wet. Dry macular degeneration is caused by gradual degeneration of retinal cells, which fail to regenerate. Wet macular degeneration is caused by the growth of abnormal blood vessels, which leak fluid and can lead to scarring. There is no treatment available for dry macular degeneration. However wet macular degeneration can be treated with injections in the eye. These injections help to stabilise and improve your vision.

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Our enquiries team are happy to provide a price for this treatment upon request

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What does age related macular degeneration (ARMD) treatment involve?

Current therapy can be undertaken as an outpatient procedure and involves a variety of injections in the back of the eye.

The medication is injected using a very fine needle following local anaesthetic eye drops to reduce pain. Most patients tolerate this procedure very well with minimal discomfort.

When will I notice results?

Treatment for wet macular degeneration helps to stabilise vision. This treatment cannot restore the sight in your eye if there is significant scarring. However most people will notice a positive effect in the first three to four months.

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