Treatment Evolution in wet AMD

Prompt treatment is critical to slow the progression of wet AMD, a condition that can lead to severe vision loss. Over the past few decades, treatment options for wet AMD have advanced and treatment is now more effective 1. Treatment with an anti-VEGF is now the standard of care for wet AMD 1.

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