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Telemedicine and wet AMD

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. 

What is the treatment regime for a patient with wet macular degeneration?

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.

How many injections are needed to treat wet macular degeneration?

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.

What are the risks associated with getting injections in your eye?

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.

Amsler grid with wavy blurry spot in center demonstrating vision with wet AMD

Managing your wet macular degeneration

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. 

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Treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration

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. 

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Talking to your doctors

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.

Picture: Illustration of anatomy of an eye with wet AMD, identifying the lens, retina, abnormal leaky blood vessels and increased VEGF-A

How eye doctors use OCT scans

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.

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Treatment evolution in wet AMD

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.