All patients diagnosed with wet AMD first began with the dry form. With the wet form, retina and macula are damaged as a result of abnormal blood vessels that have grown behind and around the retina. These blood vessels break, thus leaking blood and fluid that damage the macular tissue and retina. Wet AMD is also referred to as Advanced AMD — the last stage of dry AMD. The other two stages of dry AMD are:
An early and common symptom of wet AMD is the fact that straight lines that enter the center field of vision begin to appear wavy, as opposed to straight. This often indicates wet macular degeneration.
Unfortunately there is no treatment to cure either one of these eye diseases completely.
With both forms of macular degeneration, there are some available treatments that help delay the vision loss or prevent the disease from progressing. For instance, with intermediate dry AMD, there are some treatments used to prevent the disease from elevating to advanced dry AMD which has no treatment to avoid loss of central vision.
Taking a specific formulation of antioxidants and zing is being said to slow down the progression of the disease according to the National Eye Institute’s Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS).
You should be considering including antioxidants and zinc to your diet if you:
– Suffer from intermediate AMD in one or both eyes: there is drusen present in your eye membrane.
– Advanced AMD in one eye, but not the other: this will prevent the disease from advancing to your other eye.
Wet AMD has some treatments to help delay the effects of the disease, but none cure the patient. treatment is also necessary.Photodynamic Therapy (PDT), for example, involves injecting a patient with a special dye that becomes active when it is exposed to laser light. The dye flows into the abnormal vessels and a cold laser is used to destroy the abnormalities.
Furthermore, each type of treatment –typically laser surgery, photodynamic therapy, and injections – are very invasive, time consuming, and do not completely guarantee that vision impairment will be delayed. Often, repeated