Vision loss was almost always permanent with wet age-related macular degeneration. Today's treatments offer new hope.
Frank Siringo, M.D., O.D., chief of vitreoretinal diseases and surgery at Omni Eye Specialists in Denver, talks about the possibility of restoring vision loss caused by wet AMD. There is a chance—if you can detect it early.
Vision loss from wet AMD cannot usually be completely reversed. A lot of patients will start to get vision back once they begin treatment, but oftentimes, it's not to the level they were at before they developed wet AMD. However, it's really important to understand that without treatment, whatever amount of vision the patient lost will not be their end result, and they will continue to lose vision. And almost everyone with treatment will at least stop losing vision.