What are the latest Macular Degeneration (AMD) Treatments?
First, the treatments for Macular Degeneration depend upon the classification: dry AMD or wet AMD.
Dry Macular Degeneration
Dry Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) should be monitored every 6 months so it can not develop into the wet type. Furthermore, treatments include the use of Macular Degeneration specific vitamins to slow progression and reduce the likelihood of developing wet macular degeneration.
Wet Macular Degeneration
In contrast, wet Macular Degeneration is monitored even more closely, and will likely be treated with eye injections to prevent blood vessels from leaking.
If AMD is prevalent in your family, wearing sunglasses for UV protection as well as a diet rich in spinach, green leafy vegetables, and bell peppers may help to decrease your risk.
Macular Degeneration Symptoms:
• Distorted central vision
• Wavy and curved lines
• Blurry central vision
Macular Degeneration Causes:
The specific cause of Macular Degeneration is unknown, although its thought to be due to oxidative stress in the retina.
Your risk for developing Macular Degeneration is due to a combination of both genetic and environmental factors.
Genetic risk factors include light skin, light eyes, age, race, gender, and family history.
Additional environmental risk factors include smoking, obesity, sun exposure, and diet.