Age-related macular degeneration treatmentThe macula is the small central part of the retina that is essential for central vision including reading, watching TV and distance vision
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.
You can see expert consultants and have a range of scans and tests at either one of our facilities below. If you need a procedure or surgery, this will be carried out at KIMS Hospital in Maidstone.
KIMS Hospital, Maidstone
Sevenoaks Medical Centre
Prices & payment
Our enquiries team are happy to provide a price for this treatment upon request
The above are guide prices only.
Where will my procedure take place?
Regardless of where you had your initial consultation, all surgical procedures take place at KIMS Hospital in Maidstone. Most outpatient appointments, including scans and tests, and follow up appointments with your Consultant, can take place at either KIMS Hospital or Sevenoaks Medical Centre.
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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Our team are on hand to help answer any queries you might have about coming to KIMS Hospital or Sevenoaks Medical Centre. You can use the form below and one of our team will be in touch. Alternatively to speak to a member of our team, please call 01622 237 500.
If you would like to book an appointment, you can use the form below and one of our team will be in touch.
Alternatively to speak to a member of our team, please call 01622 237 500.
Please be aware, if you are requesting a diagnostic scan such as an MRI, or CT, you must have a referral from a relevant clinician or Allied Health professional such as a physiotherapist.