MACULAR DISEASE TREATMENT
What is macular disease?
Macular disease affects the part of the retina called the macula. The retina is the light sensitive layer at the back of the eye which sends information to your brain so you can see. The macula is responsible for central fine detailed vision. Some conditions which affect your macula can cause distortion or reduction in central vision, making reading, driving and recognising faces difficult.
Treatments such as anti-VEGF injections can slow down the deterioration of your vision or stop it from getting worse.
What is anti-VEGF treatment?
Anti-VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) treatments are a group of medicines which reduce new blood vessel growth or oedema (swelling). They are given by an injection into the eye to reduce the risk of scarring and damage to the retina caused by these new vessels, which in turn can help to avoid further sight loss and for some people cause an improvement in vision.