Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in the UK. Both dry (atrophic) and wet (fibrovascular) types are very common over age 50 years. Symptoms include deterioration of central vision and distortion. These can occur gradually over months or years as in the dry type, or suddenly as in the wet type. The wet type has fluid and haemorrhages on the macula which cause a sudden drop in the vision of the affected eye. It is very important to treat wet macular degeneration early to give the best chance of stabilising or improving the eye sight.
Treatment involves repeated injections of antiVEGF into the eye. The response to injections is monitored at regular intervals.
Vitamins have been shown in some studies to be beneficial in preventing worsening of moderate macular degeneration to advanced stages. The Vitamins have been termed AREDS II formula. Please ask at any pharmacy.