Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-Related Macular DegenerationAge-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) affects the elderly due to degenerative changes that occur in the central macula. Risk Factors for AMD include genetic predisposition (history of family members with AMD), smoking history, hypertension, high cholesterol, and poor nutrition. Macular degeneration is a progressive disease. Intervention is recommended to stop it from getting worse.
There are 2 forms of AMD: Dry AMD and Wet AMD. Dry AMD is more slowly progressive, leads to loss of photoreceptors and best prevented by refraining from smoking, improving nutrition and lutein/zeaxanthin supplements. Wet AMD, on the other hand, causes central retinal bleeding and may lead to sudden vision loss if left untreated.
Why Asia Retina Eye Surgery Centre?
At Asia Retina, treatment of Wet AMD is customised to each individual. Treatment includes eye injections scheduled at a treat-and-extend regime, laser if necessary and surgery is reserved for cases of massive retinal bleeding that needs urgent evacuation.
To better understand macular degeneration and for help in identifying which macular degeneration treatment fits your condition, we encourage you to enquire via the form below.