Skip to main content

Menu
Girl-Modern-Glasses-1280x480-e1521542831185
Man-Sunglasses-Blue-Background-1280x480-e1516803208847
Woman20Sunglasses20Green20Trees201280x480_preview1.jpeg
Home » Your Eye Health » Eye Diseases » Macular Degeneration » Treatment of Macular Degeneration

Treatment of Macular Degeneration

How is macular degeneration treated?

There are no FDA-approved treatments for dry macular degeneration, although nutritional intervention may be valuable in preventing its progression to the more advanced, wet form.

For wet macular degeneration, there are several FDA-approved drugs aimed at stopping abnormal blood vessel growth and vision loss from the disease. In some cases, laser treatment of the retina may be recommended. Ask your eye doctor for details about the latest treatment options for wet macular degeneration.

Testing and low vision devices

Although much progress has been made recently in macular degeneration treatment research, complete recovery of vision related vision loss is probably is unlikely. Your eye doctor may ask you to check your vision regularly with an Amsler grid – a small chart of thin black lines arranged in a grid pattern. Macular degeneration causes the line on the grid to appear wavy, distorted or broken. Viewing the Amsler grid separately with each eye helps you monitor your vision loss.

If you have already suffered vision loss from macular degeneration, low vision devices including high magnification reading glasses and hand-held telescopes may help you achieve better vision than regular prescription eyewear.

 

x

COVID-19 UPDATE

During these unprecedented times, we hope you and your family are healthy and safe. In light of COVID-19 and the current shelter in place ruling, our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:15 AM to 5 PM to serve your essential eyecare needs. We will be closed on Saturdays.

We are taking contact lens orders over the phone and are offering free shipping on all orders. Any office visit must be scheduled in order to limit the number of visitors. Thank you for your understanding and we will keep you updated on any future schedule changes!