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Anti-VEGF treatments can dry unwanted retinal fluid
Wet macular degeneration needs long-term management to improve or preserve vision. The most commonly prescribed treatments for wet macular degeneration can slow the progression of the disease, help protect your vision, and even help regain a portion of the vision you may have lost.
Using an Amsler grid and other tools
When you are on an anti-VEGF treatment, you, your caregiver and eye care professionals will all have a role in monitoring the progression of wet macular degeneration.
A common imaging technique used to detect fluid in the retina
When you are diagnosed with wet AMD, and at future visits to your eye doctor, you may receive an OCT scan. OCT scans are a non-invasive way to take a picture of the back of your eye.
A helpful tool to keep track of your treatment
Download the Vision Care Journal to monitor your vision throughout your wet macular degeneration treatment and access tips for preparing for appointments with your eye doctor.
From transportation options to day-of appointment tips
Preparing in advance of frequent doctor’s visits can make the process easier. We’ve created a checklist to keep you organized and relaxed going into your check-ups and treatment appointments.
Questions to ask your doctor’s office to ensure it is safe to visit for an in-person appointment
Worldwide, patients, caregivers and healthcare providers are making drastic changes to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This includes being careful of when and how often to visit the doctor. Here are some key considerations, so you can continue with wet macular degeneration monitoring and treatment appointments as soon as it’s safe.
Ophthalmologist Mark Cahill and Chris White, Group Chief Executive of the National Council for the Blind in Ireland, discuss wet AMD injections and dosing intervals.
When an in-person appointment is not an option
Telemedicine uses technology to connect patients at home with doctors at another location, so the doctors can deliver care at a distance. When it is not possible to meet with your eye care team in-office, telemedicine is an important option provided by many treatment centers.
Ophthalmologist Mark Cahill explains the typical wet AMD treatment regime to Chris White, Group Chief Executive of the National Council for the Blind in Ireland.
Top Q&A from patients and caregivers
When managing wet macular degeneration, it is important to keep an open line of communication with your eye doctors. Here are some questions frequently asked by people living with wet macular degeneration, along with answers.
Ophthalmologist Mark Cahill shares the risks of anti-VEGF injections with Chris White, Group Chief Executive of the National Council for the Blind in Ireland.
Treatment options have improved over time
Over the past few decades, treatment options for wet AMD have advanced and treatment is now more effective. Treatment with an anti-VEGF is now the standard of care for wet macular degeneration.