A: Current treatment focuses on delaying disease progression but does not entirely cure AMD. The course of treatment depends on the type of AMD present.

Dry Macular Degeneration. No treatment can prevent vision loss in advanced stage dry AMD. Treatment can delay the progression of the condition’s earlier stages. Nutritional intervention has proven effective in this regard, with effective supplements including vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, and zinc oxide. Please consult Dr. Conlon for supplementation advice.

Wet Macular Degeneration. Aimed at stopping the formation of abnormal blood vessels, treatments for this form of AMD include laser surgery, photodynamic therapy, and anti-VEGF therapy eye injections.