Drugs Used in the Treatment of age macular degeneration (AMD)

Lucentis - Ranibizumab - Medicinal properties of blocking the formation of retinal neovascularization. Designed for use in macular degenerative diseases, in exudative phases. read more diseases ...

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Illustration of an application of Ranibizumab (Lucentis)

 

 

 

Avastin - Bevacizumab - Prescription Drug properties of blocking the formation of retinal neovascularization. Precursor of Ranibizumab (Lucentis). Used in macular degenerative diseases in exudative phases. Read more on diseases (diabetes and AMD, and retina)

 

Triamcinolone - Prescription Drug properties to reduce ocular inflammation. Used in macular diseases degenrrativas in exudative phases. Read more in diseases ...

 

Visudyne - PDT (Photo Dynamic Teraphy) - Photodynamic Therapy, is the first treatment for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) does not cause the destruction of the retina treated. Their results are limited, allowing only a minor worsening of the disease.

Micropulse Laser

New treatments for diabetic retinopathy are still required to obtain better visual and anatomic results. The global standard for treatment of diabetic retina is laser therapy. The use of anti-angiogenic drug is part of the additional measures of these traits.

 

Laser treatment has been defined and is used following a protocol called EDTRS, this protocol sets out how the laser should be applied to obtain better results.

 

A new type of laser has been released and is available for some special cases of diabetic retinopathy, the laser micropulse. This is technology similar to lasers used, but with a different application, enabling a closer approximation of central vision and increasing the laser stimulation in these areas to increase efficiency in the elimination of macular edema.

 

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Laser - different applications in ophthalmology

* Argon Photocoagulation - Laser photocoagulator used in vascular diseases of the retina (retinopathy caused by diabetes mellitus, hypertension retinopathy, etc.). and for the treatment of ruptures of the retina causing retinal detachment.

 

* YAG Laser - Laser used to "cut " thin intraocular structures, usually opacities means, often after cataract surgery. Also used in openings iris in glaucoma cases.