Macular Degeneration

February 2, 2010

Testing Your Eyes at Home

Home monitoring using an Amsler Grid, or other means, is an essential method to detect early changes in macular degeneration. A new telemedicine device has just been cleared by the FDA.
February 3, 2010

Avastin and Lucentis: Neck and Neck

A retrospective study finds that Avastin is as effective in the treatment of wet macular degeneration as its counterpart, Lucentis. The study also found that fewer Avastin were required compared to Lucentis. Other differences were noted.
February 10, 2010

Never Enough of a Dry Eye

Decreased vision can be from advancing retinal disease. It can also be from dry eye. Patients with retinal disease can have dry eye, too, but it may be hard for your doctor to distinguish one from the other.
February 11, 2010

Macular Degeneration Treatment and the Blood Brain Barrier

Getting drugs into the inside of the eye is very hard. Intraocular injections have become an effective way to deliver medications to the inside of the eye and bypass the blood brain barrier to treat retinal disease.