Age-related macular degeneration treatment 'works with other eye problems'

Age-related macular degeneration treatment 'works with other eye problems'

Research carried out at the Mayo Clinic has found that the primary treatment for wet macular degeneration, which is a chronic eye condition that causes vision loss, is effective even if patients have macular traction problems.

Findings presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Chicago noted that an increasing number of older adults are being treated for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is an eye condition in which abnormal blood vessels develop and leak into the eye.

The study showed that while eyes with some kind of macular traction required more injections, they still showed improvement when age-related macular degeneration treatment was implemented, while vitreomacular interface disease (VMID) was another condition used.

"This finding is significant because it showed that patients with VMID are not necessarily treatment resistant for AMD," said Dr Sophie Bakri, senior author of the report.

Mayo Clinic is a non-profit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education conducting studies on a wide range of health issues.

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