What is most common treatment for Wet AMD?
In Wet AMD, abnormal blood vessels develop under the macula and break, bleed, and leak fluid. This damages the macula and, if left untreated, can result in rapid and severe loss of central vision. The most effective treatments to date for wet AMD are several anti-angiogenic drugs, Lucentis, Avastin, and Eylea.
These drugs are administered by injection directly into the eye after the surface has been numbed. The needle is very small and is inserted near the corner of the eye — not the center. During the injection procedure, the doctor will ask the patient to look in the opposite direction to expose the injection site and allow the patient to avoid seeing the needle.