Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) archives

At Clinica London, Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a condition that we treat often. Mr Jaheed Khan and Professor Michel Michaelides are ophthalmic specialists in medical retinal disease at Clinica London. They look after patients with AMD and work to improve the patients’ vision and even restore it.

If you want to learn more about AMD you can check out our blog. We often blog about AMD, the different types, the treatment and frequently asked questions that patients often have about the condition. This is to keep patients informed about our practices that we use and any advances in technology.

Blog posts about Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Beware the silent thief of sight – glaucoma is just one of the Big Three sight-threatening diseases of middle age

If you’re aged 50 or over, you need to be vigilant against the onset of the Big Three diseases that can lead to blindness: glaucoma, cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. While you are likely to notice changes in your vision if you develop a cataract or AMD, chronic glaucoma can come on without any early signs or symptoms. That is why it is commonly known as the silent thief of sight. As we age, we need to take extra care to stay fit and healthy, and our eyesight is a major factor in this. If you’re over 50, read on to educate yourself on how best to avoid the Big Three eye diseases of middle age.

By |2018-12-14T11:38:27+00:00November 12th, 2018|Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Cataracts, Glaucoma|Comments Off on Beware the silent thief of sight – glaucoma is just one of the Big Three sight-threatening diseases of middle age

Cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) often occur together with ageing, but Mr Jaheed Khan can help you

If you’re having difficulty reading a book or a newspaper, for example, and you notice some visual distortion in one eye, this can be a sign of age-related macular degeneration. However, your symptoms may have other causes, so it’s essential to get the right diagnosis. If you also have a cataract, then Mr Jaheed Khan can help you, as the two conditions often develop together with ageing. When you come into the clinic, you will undergo a series of tests before seeing Mr Khan, who will accurately diagnose your condition and advise on the best course of treatment.

By |2018-12-13T17:11:42+00:00October 18th, 2018|Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Cataracts, Jaheed Khan|Comments Off on Cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) often occur together with ageing, but Mr Jaheed Khan can help you

How do you know if you have AMD?

Trying to self-diagnose at home to know if you have AMD? You can do it on what you can see. You might notice a blurry patch in the central part of your vision when you cover one eye and look at something like an Amsler grid (which is a printed sheet with squares on the sheet).

By |2018-03-01T17:22:20+00:00March 1st, 2018|Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)|Comments Off on How do you know if you have AMD?

How many injections will I need for my AMD?

The medicine that we inject into the eye does not last very long, so we have to repeat these injections at least in the short term. I tend to tell my patients that they will need at least monthly injections for a few months.

By |2018-02-28T19:42:53+00:00February 28th, 2018|Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)|Comments Off on How many injections will I need for my AMD?

Injections for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

The revolutionary thing about these drugs is that they do not just stabilise your vision loss, they reverse it. We would expect at least 30% of people to benefit from visual gain with injections with a course of treatment.

By |2018-02-23T14:17:23+00:00February 23rd, 2018|Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)|Comments Off on Injections for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Treatment of Wet Age Related Macular Degeneration

The thing about wet macular degeneration is if treated early and reversed you still really need to be monitored fairly frequently to ensure you do not get a reactivation of the condition.

By |2018-02-21T16:21:03+00:00February 21st, 2018|Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)|Comments Off on Treatment of Wet Age Related Macular Degeneration