Wet age-related macular degeneration can progress rapidly, which is why it's crucial to get help at the first sign.
Frank Siringo, M.D., O.D., chief of vitreoretinal diseases and surgery at Omni Eye Specialists in Denver, discusses how quickly wet AMD can cause significant vision loss.
Untreated, it's usually weeks to months before there's permanent vision loss in wet AMD. One of the most important things we find, to give a patient good prognosis, is the vision on the day that I meet them is actually really important. So, the better the vision when we meet, the better the overall prognosis. Most commonly, patients start to slowly lose vision over a couple of weeks and hopefully they come in at that point.