The Retina Group of Washington, your premier ophthalmologist in Chevy Chase, provides a host of expert eye care services by a team of extensively experienced and sought after professionals. One of the many eye conditions we treat is age-related macular degeneration (AMD) which is a primary cause for lost vision in patients over the age of 60. The progression of AMD is typically fairly slow, however, due to its ability to completely steal your vision, it is quite serious. Without noticeable symptoms including the gradual decline of your sight, diagnosis and treatment are delayed in patients who are not stringent about receiving regular and thorough professional eye examinations.
While your particular course of treatment will be discussed with your ophthalmologist in Chevy Chase at The Retina Group of Washington, as a general guide, Avastin may be among your options; particularly if you have been diagnosed with the more serious wet AMD. In cases of wet macular degeneration, patients may first experience the growth of abnormal blood vessels which may then rupture or leak, causing disruption to your sight. While the thought of treating your eye condition with an injection in your eye, Avastin is administered in this manner and the majority of our patients have tolerated this procedure very successfully. A detailed consultation will be held if this is our recommendation for treating your eyes, however, as an overview, the eye is first numbed and you are closely monitored during and after this process.
Additional eye care issues may also benefit from the use of Avastin and can be discussed with your ophthalmologist in Chevy Chase at The Retina Group of Washington. Our physicians are typically at the fore-front of innovative techniques for treating various eye conditions as well as having a robust relationship with a number of other leading industry professionals across the country to bring you the most effective, sophisticated and current treatment methods available. We are continuously accepting new patients and look forward to meeting with you soon to determine the best actions available to restore, preserve and maintain your eyesight and the overall health of your eyes.