Our eye physicians, David W. Switzer MD and George F. Hatch MD, can diagnose and treat both forms of macular degeneration. The approach to the two forms of AMD is different.
Dry AMD- Although there is no treatment for Dry AMD, you may benefit from taking a special combination of vitamins and minerals. There has been research showing that people with Dry AMD who took the following combination of vitamins and minerals were able to slow the rate at which their disease progressed. Our eye physicians will be able to advise if these supplements would be good for you to take if you have Dry AMD.
With Wet AMD, there are medications, as well as laser surgery as options. The medications and laser treatments will help to slow the growth of abnormal blood vessels and stop leaky vessels in your eye. Your eye specialist will help you determine the best option for you.
Remember to address those risk factors which are under your control (diet, weight and smoking) and to see your eye care physician for regular checkups. If you have already been diagnosed with AMD, Dr. Hatch or Dr. Switzer would be happy to evaluate and treat you.