DEGENERACION MACULAR HUMEDA PDF

Inside the retina, close to its center, is the macula, which allows you to see the small details clearly. This makes daily activities such as driving, reading or watching television difficult to perform. Its evolution and therefore the loss of visual acuity, is slower than in the case of wet or exudative ARMD, which causes the patient to think that their central vision is good. In this type of macular degeneration, it is essential to treat it immediately in order to stop the loss of irreversible central vision. The wet AMD produces haemorrhages in the macula, these haemorrhages are caused by small abnormal blood vessels that invade it.

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Inside the retina, close to its center, is the macula, which allows you to see the small details clearly. This makes daily activities such as driving, reading or watching television difficult to perform. Its evolution and therefore the loss of visual acuity, is slower than in the case of wet or exudative ARMD, which causes the patient to think that their central vision is good.

In this type of macular degeneration, it is essential to treat it immediately in order to stop the loss of irreversible central vision. The wet AMD produces haemorrhages in the macula, these haemorrhages are caused by small abnormal blood vessels that invade it.

To diagnose this ocular pathology it is necessary to do a complete ocular examination annually, consisting of the following steps:. The treatment of macular degeneration will depend on the type that the patient has, then you can decide on the different types of treatments:.

Until now, there is no treatment for the macula of the eye that has been scientifically proven to be effective. These cases must be treated with very exhaustive treatments, in which the use of antioxidants and vitamin supplements are solutions to slow down the progression of the disease, in addition to the use of glasses with yellow filters and some visual aids for low vision.

Skip to content. Full name. Reason for enquiry. Dry or atrophic. An example of this would be with reading:. The patient can differentiate each letter independently, but can not string words together and therefore can not read.

Wet or exudative. Painless disease It is possible that the patient is not aware of this visual problem since the disease usually manifests itself in one eye first, although it ends up affecting both Progressive loss of central vision. Straight lines begin to look wavy. Increased sensitivity to light. Need more light when reading. Blurred central vision. Alteration when measuring or estimating heights and distances. In advanced stages of the disease, black spots can be seen in the centre of vision.

Visual acuity test. Fluorescein angiography to see the fundus. Optical coherence tomography. The macula scanner to see the presence of alterations in its anatomy, such as fluid retention, loss of foveal profile, epiretinal membranes…. Dry or atrophic ARMD treatment.

Wet or exudative ARMD treatment. With this type of ARMD, more scientific advances have been achieved. Laser treatment. Intravitreal injections of anti-angiogenic drugs. This drug blocks those molecules that cause the development of subretinal neovascular membranes. It is an ambulatory intervention, with topical and painless anaesthesia. Do not hesitate to contact our medical team and we will assess your case. Call us.

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TREATMENT OF MACULAR DEGENERATION

As macular degeneration develops, clear, normal vision shown left becomes impaired by a distorted blur with missing areas. With advanced macular degeneration, a blind spot typically forms at the center of your visual field shown right. Wet macular degeneration is a chronic eye disorder that causes blurred vision or a blind spot in your visual field. It's generally caused by abnormal blood vessels that leak fluid or blood into the macula MAK-u-luh. The macula is in the part of the retina responsible for central vision. Wet macular degeneration is one of two types of age-related macular degeneration.

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