HOW IS MACULAR DEGENERATION TREATED
This video explains what Dry MD and Wet MD is how it affects your eyes, and why it is important to speak with us as soon as possible if you experience any changes to your vision.
Protection Against MD
Smoking is a known major risk factor for developing MD so if you smoke try to stop. It is also believed that having a diet that is rich in oily fish and coloured fruit and vegetables may reduce the risk of developing MD.
WET OR DRY MD
Dry MD is the most common. This is when yellow deposits known as drusen, build up behind the macula. Wet MD happens when abnormal blood vessels begin to grow behind the macula and leak fluid.
TREATMENT FOR AMD
There is currently no treatment for Dry MD. If the Dry MD is interfering with your ability to see fine details, we can advise you on special magnifiers which can help you. Wet MD can often be treated if it is caught early enough by injecting a drug into the gel inside you eye.
If you find you are struggling to see things because of poor vision we can provide you with details for you local low vision service. The RNIB can also give you advice on the help that is available to you.