Injections of medications in the eye - such as Lucentis, Avastin and Eyelea - are still required to reverse some of the damage caused by wet macular degeneration. But, in the March 2012 issue of the professional journal, Retina, doctors studied whether to non-steroidal eyedrop bromfenac might improve things. And at least the addition of the eyedrop did result in less retinal swelling in wet AMD patients. It therefore appears that in wet macular degeneration, there is both leakage from the abnormal neovascular blood vessels, as well as swelling due to inflammation. It is the latter process that appears to be responding the the bromfenac eyedrops.
Can an eyedrop cure wet macular degeneration?
- by Dr. Paul Krawitz
- 15 March, 2012