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Treatments for Macular degeneration, polymorphic

Treatment List for Macular degeneration, polymorphic

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Macular degeneration, polymorphic 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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