Treatment: Age-Related Macular Degeneration2018-12-14T16:08:14+00:00

Restore your vision with Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatment

  • Conditions Treated

    Age-related macular degeneration

  • Treatable Areas

    Eyes

  • Practitioner

    Doctor

  • Downtime

    3-4 hours because of eye drops. We advise you to take one day off.

  • Your Specialist

Jaheed Khan

Ophthalmic Cataract Surgeon
Medical Retinal Specialist

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Michel Michaelides

Professor of Ophthalmology
Medical Retina, Inherited Eye Disease and Paediatric Ophthalmology

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Age-related Macular Degeneration Treatment

The Problem

Age-related Macular Degeneration is a painless condition affecting the eye, which causes a loss of central vision. In other words what you see right in front of you gets more and more blurry, but the edges of your vision look normal. As well as getting blank spots you can also get distortion of the image too. In fact an artist called Lee Allen wrote a book about his own experiences which summed it up perfectly: A Hole in my Vision.

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There are two types of Age-related Macular Degeneration or AMD. ‘Dry’ AMD and ‘Wet’ AMD.

The Age-related Macular Degeneration Treatment

People who develop dry macular degeneration must carefully and constantly monitor their central vision, because many people with Dry AMD go on to develop the Wet form.

There is no specific treatment for Dry AMD although some studies (The Age-Related Eye Disease Study, AREDS) have shown that taking high-doses of certain vitamins and Zinc slowed down vision loss in people with intermediate or advanced AMD.

Another study (‘AREDS II’) is looking at the effects of other vitamins (including Lutein and Zeaxanthin, which are found in the Macula) on people with AMD.

The supplements that are thought to help are:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Beta-Carotene
  • Zinc oxide
  • Cupric oxide

Certain foods contain higher levels of these compounds, foods such as:

  • Oranges
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Tomatoes
  • Carrots (Yes, they really are good for your eyes!)
  • Leafy green vegetables
  • Mangoes
  • Peas
  • Sweetcorn

Supplementing your diet with these foods may help your vision and will certainly give you other general health benefits, but please consult your doctor/eye specialist before taking them.

Until recently there was very little that could be done to help people with wet AMD. None of our treatments were very good and for most people AMD meant bad news.

However, over the last few years there has been a revolution in treating wet AMD as new treatments have become available. The most exciting of these so far are the anti-VEGF drugs Lucentis and Eylea.

The most effective treatment is a medicine that is injected into the gel at the back of the eye known as the vitreous. This shrinks the abnormal blood vessels and clears the fluid from the macula. Several injections are often needed to completely treat the condition.

The Results

Restoring vision and reversing blindness.

Product Range

Our product range includes:

  • Lucentis®
  • Eylea®

Talk to us about your options on 020 7935 7990

The best way to figure out whether this is something for you is to give us a call. We can answer any questions you have and help you clarify which treatment options are best for you.

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Video: Age-related macular degeneration explained

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THE HIGHEST QUALITY

Recognised and trusted as a premium eye care and skin care specialist

We are accredited with the major private health and professional speciality bodies who have bestowed upon us the qualifications to carry out aesthetic and medical treatments at the highest levels of quality.

Frequently Asked Questions

The procedure will be painless.
About 20 minutes, but you will need several injections.
After a few weeks.
Results will last a lifetime.