Just One More Question About Wet AMD!
If you’ve been diagnosed with a vision-threatening condition, you’re going to have questions. Lots of them. For our new video series, Dr. Frank Siringo answers your top Qs about the most advanced form of age-related macular degeneration called wet AMD.
You know how there never seems to be quite enough time to get all of your questions answered during your doctor visits? Well, HealthCentral's "Just One More Question!" video series is here to help! We're asking the top docs in their field to answer all your Qs so you can get a real handle on your condition.
For this edition on wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), we asked Frank Siringo, M.D., O.D., chief of vitreoretinal diseases and surgery at Omni Eye Specialists in Denver, to demystify this potentially vision-threatening condition. The most important thing to know? There is more hope—and more treatment options—than ever before. We'll let him take it from here.
What Is Wet AMD?
Get the basics on the most advanced form of age-related macular degeneration, a condition known as wet AMD.
What's the Difference Between Wet and Dry AMD?
Learn what doctors know about the progression of age-related macular degeneration.
Why Did I Develop Wet AMD?
Doctors don't have definitive answers yet, but they do what what may increase your risk.
How Will I Know I Have Wet AMD?
If you're at risk for wet age-related macular degeneration, it's crucial that you know how to spot the signs.
How Is Wet AMD Diagnosed?
Find out how doctors confirm a patient has wet age-related macular degeneration.
What Treatments Are Available for Wet AMD?
Today's treatment options for wet age-related macular degeneration are more effective than ever.
What Are Eye Injections Really Like?
Deeeep breath. This treatment isn't as stressful as you may think.
What Are the Risks of Eye Injections?
Anti-VEGF injections are highly effective medications, but as with all drugs, there are some potential (though uncommon) complications.
How Quickly Can Wet AMD Lead to Vision Loss?
Vision can deteriorate fairly rapidly, so make that appointment as soon as possible.
Can Vision Loss From Wet AMD Be Restored?
Vision loss was almost always permanent with wet age-related macular degeneration. Today's treatments offer new hope.
Can I Lower My Risk for Wet AMD?
There's a lot you can do to lower your risk of developing wet age-related macular degeneration.
How Will Wet AMD Affect My Daily Life?
The impact of wet age-related macular degeneration can be significant. Treatment can help.
What Wet AMD Treatment Advances Are You Most Excited About?
There are many reasons to be hopeful about the future if you have wet age-related macular degeneration.
Can Wet AMD Be Cured?
Our expert shares what's possible with treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration.