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Treatment Updates

Eye Injections

Various medications can be injected into and around the eye for a variety of retinal diseases. Steroids and anti-VEGF drugs such as: Eylea and Lucentis are used for retinal disorders ranging from diabetes to age-related macular degeneration. Jetrea is also available for macular holes. Please contact our office for an evaluation to see if you are eligible for this form of treatment.

New Macular Degeneration Medication

Age–related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in people over fifty years old. New medications can now be used to stabilize the “wet” or exudative form of age–related macular degeneration. A retinal exam and testing can determine if these treatments are available for you. Eylea and Lucentis are new drugs to stabilize the wet form of AMD. These drugs block the chemical–vascular endothelial growth factor of VEGF, which is responsible for growing abnormal blood vessels in the eye. These new medications are called anti–VEGF drugs. Please contact our office for additional information and evaluation to see if you are eligible for this form of newer treatment.

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