The impact of wet age-related macular degeneration can be significant. Treatment can help.
Frank Siringo, M.D., O.D., chief of vitreoretinal diseases and surgery at Omni Eye Specialists in Denver, discusses how wet AMD can impact daily activities like reading and driving.
The most common way wet AMD will affect patients' lives is that they have to go for treatment really often. The first few visits for treatments are usually monthly and then that's oftentimes extended every two or three months.
The most common way that the vision loss of AMD can affect a patient's life is reading and driving. So our main goal is to maintain a patient's visual function with the optimal treatment. Oftentimes patients can benefit from an evaluation of their functional vision by a low vision optometrist, if they have difficulty with reading or driving.