Managing Wet AMD
Treatment for Wet Age-related Macular Degeneration
Anti-VEGF Treatments Can Dry Unwanted Retinal Fluid
Characterised by the growth of abnormal, leaky blood vessels in the retina, wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD) is a chronic, degenerative condition that needs long-term management to improve or preserve vision. Talk to your eye doctor to understand the treatment option that is best for you and help your doctor control the progression of your condition.
What Successful Wet AMD Treatment Can Look Like
While it could take time to see results, there’s a lot going on behind the scenes
Wet AMD treatment progression can be different for everyone; some patients experience vision improvements immediately, while others may take longer. But remember that just because you may not be progressing on the timeline you expected does not mean your treatment is not working.
How Doctors use OCT scans
When you are diagnosed with wet AMD and at future visits to your eye doctor, you may receive an OCT (optical coherence tomography) scan1. OCT scans are a non-invasive way to take a picture of the back of your eye. These pictures help detect changes in your condition, including the presence or absence of fluid1.
Exams by your Ophthalmologist
The most important eye exams – with a special focus on retinal conditions
As we grow older, the risk of being diagnosed with a vision loss condition increases. Regular examinations are vital to ensure detection and treatment of such conditions, including wet age-related macular degeneration.1,2 With so many tests available, it can be overwhelming to keep track of the most important ones. Below is a brief list of some of the most common and critical eye examinations for vision loss conditions like wet AMD.
Checklist for Getting to Your Wet AMD Appointments
From transportation options to day-of appointment tips
Preparing in advance of frequent doctor’s visits can make the process easier. We’ve created a checklist to keep you organised and relaxed going into your check-ups and treatment appointments.
How to Keep Track of Appointments for Wet AMD
Tips to help you never miss an important doctor’s visit
Attending all your doctor’s appointments is crucial for managing wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD). Here are a few tips to help keep track of your schedule.
Getting to Know Your Vision Care Team
Learn about the different people who play a role in your wet AMD treatment, management and care.
Between optometrists, ophthalmologists, retina specialists and more, it can be hard to keep track of all the healthcare professionals on your vision care team. Here we explore what role each person plays in your wet macular degeneration treatment.