The macula is the small, central area of the retina that allows us to see fine details clearly. Macular Degeneration affects your central or reading vision. Most people have “dry” Macular Degeneration, which cannot be helped by laser or in-office injections. However, vitamin therapies may reduce the rate of progression.
Approximately 10% of Macular Degeneration patients have “wet” Macular Degeneration. Abnormal blood vessels cause bleeding and scarring of the macula. If detected and treated early with certain medications, these patients may experience stabilization or significant improvement in their vision. The medicine seals the blood vessels to prevent further damage. This is an outpatient procedure performed by Daniel J. Kravitz, M.D.