Wet Macular Degeneration Symptoms

Wet Macular Degeneration.jpgMacular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration or AMD, occurs frequently among older people.  There are two forms of macular degeneration: wet and dry.

In the wet form of the disease, blood vessels grow up from the choroid behind the retina which can leak exudate and fluid and also cause hemorrhaging.  The wet form is typically more severe than the dry form.  If left untreated, bleeding, leaking and scarring from the blood vessels eventually cause irreversible damage and rapid vision loss.

Early on, there may be few if any symptoms.  Blurry vision, problems with colors, problems with visual acuity and other symptoms are associated with wet macular degeneration.  Injections with anti-VEGF medication is commonly the first course of treatment for this disease.

For more information on AMD, please contact Associated Retina Consultants in Phoenix.

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