Patients with the wet form may access intravitreal injections for macular degeneration. This treatment involves the injection of a medication into the eye that aims to block the formation of new abnormal blood vessels. Intravitreal injections for macular degeneration have shown promise in stabilising the state of the macula and in some cases have also provided some improvement to vision. As these injections will need to be repeated to maintain the macula, your retinal ophthalmologist will tailor the dosing schedule to your eyes in order to optimise the number of injections required to preserve your existing vision. This may mean an injection is required every four weeks, or for some people with more stable disease, may mean only every eight weeks.
The retinal team at Armadale Eye Clinic are committed to ensuring your feel safe and empowered to make well-informed decisions throughout your treatment. Any risks or potential side effects of recommended procedures are discussed in detail with you first.
Our Melbourne rooms are well equipped for accurately diagnosing and monitoring macular disease. We possess state-of-the-art technology including optical coherence tomography, fluorescein angiography, and retinal photography in order to provide you with optimal care.
Patients and concerned family members are invited to come under the care of our experienced retinal doctors at Armadale Eye Clinic. Organise your appointment today by calling or booking online.
Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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