Macular degeneration is a common condition affecting those over 65 in which the part of the eye nerve tissue responsible for central vision (macula) loses it's ability to function properly. This can result in a gradual loss of fine details and central vision.
Some patients experience a more sudden drop due to leakage that can occur under the macular (wet macular degeneration). If untreated, the wet form invariably results in the total loss of central vision, compromising the ability to read or drive. In the past there were few effective options to treat wet macular degeneration, however, the development of a class of injectable medications which stop the leakage in 2004 has revolutionized the treatment of this potentially devastating condition. Many patients can now have their vision saved. The medicine is injected into the eye--this office procedure is safe and relatively pain free and has been performed over one million times in the United States in the past ten years.
Dr. Wilson has been on the forefront of using this medicine to treat wet macular degeneration. He has advanced equipment in the office which helps him determine which medication is best and when to use it appropriately.