Medical Treatment of Retinal Disease including Macular Degeneration
One of the main diseases in this group is macular degeneration, which is now receiving a great deal of attention in the media. This is a disease seen in older age, where there is a painless loss of central vision. It affects the ability to see fine detail, to drive, read and recognise faces.
Although there is no cure for macular degeneration, there are treatment options that can slow down its progress, depending on the stage and type of the disease (wet, dry and other forms).
The earlier the disease is detected, the greater the amount of vision you are likely to retain.