AFLIBERCEPT is an injectable medicine for the eye. It is used to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and macular edema, including diabetic macular edema. This drug is also used to treat diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema. This medicine helps to slow the disease and may help to maintain vision. It is not a cure. Compare VEGF antibodies.

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Doctor My Eyes! What’s New in Preventing Blindness from Macular Degeneration

Dr. Sharon Orrange - October 15, 2013

As we live longer, vision loss becomes a huge quality of life issue in our older folks. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the number one cause of vision loss in Americans 60 and older and there is a ton going on here. New stuff. Good stuff.

Dry macular degeneration can progress to wet macular degeneration, and that’s when treatment begins. Wet AMD can’t be cured but treatments now can slow the progression of vision loss significantly. See More

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