AVERAGE WAIT

Wait times are an average and provided for informational purposes only. What does this mean?

Treatments for Macular Degeneration

The treatment recommended for your macular degeneration will depend on whether you have juvenile or adult-onset, and whether it is wet or dry, as well as other important factors about you. The goal of treatment is to reduce visual and functional impairment.

Treatment involves the following:

Lifestyle changesSurgeryAlternative or complementary therapiesOther treatments

There are currently no oral medications for the treatment of macular degeneration.

Revision Information

  • American Academy of Family Physicians website. Available at: http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home.html .

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Eye Care America website. Available at: http://www.eyecareamerica.org/eyecare/conditions/macular-degeneration/index.cfm .

  • American Macular Degeneration Foundation website. Available at: http://www.macular.org/ .