Macular Degeneration: Treatment & Drugs

Treatments for Macular Degeneration

If you are diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), you need to see your eye doctor regularly to determine how quickly your disease is progressing. Your doctor can:

  • Tell you how to control risk factors for AMD
  • Show you how to use the Amsler grid, a simple method by which you can regularly monitor and detect any subtle changes in your vision on your own

At the first sign of any visual changes—no matter how small they may seem—you should make an appointment with your eye care provider.

Treatments for Dry Macular Degeneration

Treatments Wet Macular Degeneration

Potential Treatments for Macular Degeneration

Researchers are investigating many potential treatments for AMD and testing them in human clinical trials. For snapshots of clinical trials, explore Antidote, a search engine that can find a trial that’s right for you.


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    Update on the Age-Related Macular Degeneration Drug Pipeline

    Currently, many patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) require monthly injections into the eye to preserve their vision. Those with advanced dry AMD, also called geographic atrophy (GA), have no effective treatments available to them. Fortunately, AMD research and drug developments are advancing rapidly to bring patients better treatments.

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