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Find out how laser treatment can treat this condition, along with the benefits and risks
Dry AMD is the most common type and less serious type. It affects around 90 percent of people with AMD. This type develops gradually when the light-sensitive cells in the macula slowly break down. Dry AMD can lead to loss of central vision but it rarely causes complete blindness.
Diagnosing AMD as early as possible is the key to helping slow down its progress. If your eyesight starts to get blurred or suddenly gets worse, you should book an emergency appointment to see your Consultant.
AMD doesn’t always cause symptoms at first so it’s important to get your eyes examined at least once every two years. At BMI Healthcare, our specialist Consultants offer fast diagnosis and will create a bespoke treatment plan based on your individual needs.
AMD will not improve on its own and can cause sight loss if it is not treated. The risks of AMD treatment should be weighed up against the risk factors of no treatment. Your doctor will be able to advise you on the best course of action for your condition.
Although very rare, the risks and side effects of laser therapy include: