While there is no cure for macular degeneration, there are treatments which can slow or halt the progression of the disease.
DRY AMD – Avoid smoking, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and eat a well-balanced diet including green leafy vegetables high in antioxidants and fish rich in omega-3s. Vitamin supplements, such as the AREDS2 formulation, have also been found to be beneficial.
WET AMD – Injections of anti-VEGF (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor) medication into the eye are now the mainstay of treatment for wet AMD. These medications reduce the leakiness of abnormal blood vessels at the macula, helping to maintain vision and in some cases improving vision.