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Treatments for Macular degeneration, age-related, 11

Treatment List for Macular degeneration, age-related, 11

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Macular degeneration, age-related, 11 includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • There is currently no medical or surgical treatment found to effectively treat this condition
  • Factors that are suggested to aid with prevention or delay disease progression in the early stages include:
    • Consuming adequate amounts of antioxidants such as Vitamins A, C and E, Zinc and lutein
    • Consuming adequate amounts of omega-3 fatty acids
    • Avoidance of smoking
    • Wearing of dark glasses or a wide brimmed hat
  • Laser therapy is currently under investigation as to its role in treatment of this condition
  • Exudative ARMD
  • Treatment is aimed at destroying the choroidal neovascular membrane that develops under the retina and includes:
    • Laser therapy - thermal laser photocoagulation and photodynamic therapy
    • Verteporfin therapy
    • Pegatinib sodium
    • Ranibizumab
  • Clinical trials are currently occurring to evaluate VEGF inhibitors and combination therapy
  • Low vision aids have a role in supportive care

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