Antibody injections to treat macular degeneration


One out of seven people in Korea aged 65 or older suffer from macular degeneration Macular degeneration is a dangerous employee that causes blindness Macular degeneration can be largely divided into dry macular degeneration and wet macular degeneration, and among them, wet macular degeneration causes diseases Mature macular degeneration is a disease that causes abnormal neovascularization in the blood vessel layer in the retina, causing bleeding or edema, thereby damaging visual cells So treating these problematic neoplasms is key to macular degeneration

Macular degeneration treatment, you have laser photocoagulation, photodynamic therapy, etc These treatments can reduce the degree of vision loss caused by macular degeneration However, since these treatments are treatments that use lasers to destroy new blood vessels, they have the disadvantage of destroying normal retina around them, so there is little vision Recently, we have been injecting antibodies that suppress retinal neovascularization directly into the eye to discharge new blood vessels without destroying retinal cells, thereby improving vision

This injection treatment is significant in that for the first time in the history of macular degeneration treatment, the vision improved after treatment in wet macular degeneration patients The biggest advantage of injections is that simple injections can improve your eyesight 40% of macular degeneration patients treated with antibody injections had the effect of improving their eyesight, and 50% had the same effect People who take aspirin-opening drugs and thrombolytes before treatment, or have high blood pressure or other systemic diseases, should consult an ophthalmologist in advance to prevent other side effects

The number and time of prescription eye drops must be observed at the hospital after treatment, and if you have severe congestion or Antony after returning home, you must visit the hospital immediately In rare cases, side effects such as secondary infection or increased intraocular pressure may occur I usually go to the hospital at 3 o’clock every month Then, it will improve your eyesight Even if the symptoms do not improve after 3 rounds of investigation

After a month, the effect of the medicine decreases and the eyesight may decrease againIn this case, you need to start the injection treatment again, that is, macular degeneration is not a disease that is completely cured by treatment at once, but should be managed to prevent vision loss through constant injection treatment and regular checkups

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