Macular Degeneration Surgery

Starts from $1800

About Macular Degeneration Surgery

Macular Degeneration Surgery in India starts from $1800.  The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.

What is macula and macular degeneration?

Macula is the yellowish oval area surrounding the retina of the eye, and it is the finest part where images are received. Degeneration of the macula occurs mostly at the age of 60, and hence, it is termed as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Patients experiencing macular degeneration may not experience total blindness, but they may lose most of their central vision. The symptoms observed in this condition are the need for brighter light while reading, difficulty recognizing faces, decreased intensity of colors, etc.

Macular degeneration is mainly associated with aging. However, other factors such as smoking, hereditary, sedentary life style also cause macular degeneration.

What are the types of macular degeneration?

There are two types of macular degeneration. Each have different macular degeneration symptoms and are diagnosed with the help og macular degeneration test.

Dry AMD– It is the most common form of eye disease, and it is the early-intermediate stage of macular degeneration. The patients may experience slight vision changes; however, they may not notice the symptoms.

Wet AMD- It is the most severe form of macular degeneration that leads to complete vision loss. This occurs due to abnormal growth of blood vessels beneath retina and macula which leads to the destruction of healthy cells. It is proved that nearly 10% of people with macular degeneration have this type of AMD. If you have Wet AMD, macular degeneration symptoms may include seeing wavy lines, or dark spots throughout the day.

Juvenile MD- In some cases, macular degeneration can also affect young people, a condition called as juvenile macular degeneration. Scarring of macula is seen in such patients.

Frequently asked questions about Macular Degeneration Surgery

Currently, the most common and effective clinical treatment for wet Age-related Macular Degeneration is anti-VEGF therapy, which is periodic intravitreal (into the eye) injection of a chemical called an anti-VEGF.

Macular Degeneration is an eye disease that causes vision loss. It causes loss in the center of the field of vision. In dry macular degeneration, the center of the retina deteriorates. With wet macular degeneration, leaky blood vessels grow under the retina.

The right doctor to consult for the Macular Degeneration is an Ophthalmologist.

The success rate varies between 72-92%.
The side effects may include discomfort and increased tears in the affected eye, itchy or watery eyes, dry eyes, swelling of the eyelids, blurred vision, sinus pain, sore throat, etc.

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