Focus on Retinal Health: Breakthroughs in Macular Degeneration Treatments

Macular degeneration is an eye ailment that affects the direct view of the patients i.e. central view. This issue mostly occurs mostly in people of the age 50 or above. Macula is the central part of the retina that controls the central vision. People suffering from this ailment cannot see things in front of them but their peripheral vision is fine. Eye specialist in Kukatpally have diagnosed people with different level of severity affecting one or both eyes. Globally, it is becoming one of the common reasons for vision loss in people over the age of 60. Although it is an age-related disease but due to some risk factors it may develop at a younger age:

  1. Obesity
  2. Genetics
  3. Smoking
  4. High Blood Pressure
  5. Too much consumption of saturated fats.

There are two types of Macular degeneration: dry and wet among which most of the cases treated by eye doctors in Kondapur is of the former. Wet macular degeneration is more severe in nature and can accelerate the time of vision loss.

Causes and symptoms

A person may inherit this disease if there is a family history of the disease or develop it at an older age. Apart from these two reasons some other factors may also cause macular degeneration like:

  1. Diabetes
  2. Infections
  3. Head injuries
  4. Lack of proper nutritious diet.

Dr. Krishna Poojita - Best ophthalmologists in Hyderabad suggest that one should immediately visit for an eye check-up if they are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  1. Blurred or low vision
  2. Difficulty in seeing in dim light
  3. Seeing black or dark spots
  4. Straight lines appear curvy or wavy

Macular Degeneration Treatment

There is no cure for Macular Degeneration but there are some treatments that can slow the progression of this ailment. Best eye hospitals in KPHB Coloney have treatments available for wet and dry macular degeneration:

  1. Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor injections
  2. Photodynamic therapy
  3. Laser photocoagulation

Some of the new breakthroughs for treatment under study are:

  1. Syfovre through injection
  2. Renital Gene Therapy
  3. Eye drops
  4. Oral tablets
  5. Stem cell therapies
  6. Port delivery system
  7. Oracea
  8. Metformin

Dr. Abdul Rasheed at Pixel Eye Hospital is a well-established and experienced ophthalmologist who treats Macular Degeneration and other eye issues.