Treating Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration Making Great Strides

OCTOBER 19, 2016
Adam Hochron

The treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration has come a long way in a short period of time. While it may take some explaining that injections in the eye are the best way to treat the condition now there is work being done to find better ways for the future.

With three anti-VEGF drugs on the market now and the potential for more on the horizon, Carl Regillo, MD, said there is a lot that can be done to help these patients once they get over the "initial shock" of the delivery method of the medication. Regillo, speaking at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Chicago, said there is a risk of infection in treatment but that the medication can still help most patients with the condition. 

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