Wet and Dry Macular Degeneration: My Wife's Experience with Both
by Dr. Bob
My name is Dr. Tranter. My wife has wet macular degeneration in her left eye and dry macular degeneration in the other eye.
She is having regular, monthly, treatment with Lucentis injections and OCT scans as required.
The injections seem to be 'halting' the progress of the Wet AMD and Ocuvite Preservision vitamin and mineral supplement, she hopes, is working for the Dry AMD.
What is scary for her, and what has not been commented on by contributors to your Site, is the very intrusive nature of the injection procedure. We have all heard the saying having 'pins stuck in your eyes', but this is a truism in the treatment of wet AMD.
How do patients cope with this monthly 'onslaught'? My wife is petrified at the thought of having yet another monthly injection (she has had six in her first year). Photo- dynamic therapy is less intrusive but has proved to be less effective than Lucentis, in most cases. Surely more research must now be undertaken which could result in treatments for AMD which can be more easily tolerated by patients!! I look forward to such advancements, on behalf of my wife and all AMD sufferers. Thank you for your Site it offers very welcome, informative, support for people with macular degeneration.
Dr Bob Tranter
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