Macular Degeneration Treatment

Macular degeneration, or age-related macular degeneration (AMD,) is the death of cells inside the eye. This causes vision loss.

Treatments can slow vision loss, but not restore vision. 

Wake Forest Baptist Health Eye Center is part of multiple nationwide studies, which means we use some of the newest specialty eye care treatments available for controlling macular degeneration. In one study, we’re learning how high levels of antioxidants and zinc can slow the disease. In another, we’re learning the effect of protein injections. 

Macular degeneration treatments at Wake Forest Baptist Health Eye Center often incorporate nutrition and supplements with more conventional medical and surgical treatments. With newer approaches like these, WFBH retina specialists frequently rehabilitate AMD patients who have had unsuccessful treatment elsewhere. 

Exudative macular degeneration is a more rapid process in which abnormal blood vessels grow and then leak or bleed under the macula. At Wake Forest Baptist Health Eye Center, we have been on the forefront of clinical trials using intra-ocular injections for the treatment of "wet" AMD. Many patients have been able to maintain or even improve their eyesight using our specialty eye care technology and therapeutic agents. 

Request an appointment online to learn more about macular degeneration treatments or all 888-716-WAKE.

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Last Updated: 12-24-2015
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