Depending on the type of AMD you have, treatments may help slow disease progression, preserve existing vision and recover some lost vision if started early enough.
Currently, there’s no treatment for dry AMD. However, you can slow its progression if you catch it early by taking vitamin supplements, eating healthfully and not smoking.
If your dry AMD is advanced, you may benefit from:
- Low vision rehabilitation to help you find ways to adapt to your changing vision
- Surgery, to implant a telescopic lens which will help magnify your field of vision
Depending on the severity of the condition, treatment may include:
- Laser treatments
- Intravitreal eye injections
- Eye surgery – Pars plana vitrectomy
Therapies may include:
- Photodynamic therapy
- Low vision rehabilitation
Macular holes treatment
This is where we remove the vitreous gel to prevent it from pulling on the retina. We then insert a mixture of air and gas where the vitreous once was, putting pressure on the macular hole, allowing it to heal.
If the macular hole is caused by vitreomacular traction, it may be possible to treat it with an injection of ocriplasmin into the eye. The injection helps the vitreous jelly inside your eye to separate from the back of the eye and allows the macular hole to close.