Video: Does Age-Related Macular Degeneration need urgent treatment?

In this video I discuss when Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) needs urgent treatment.

It’s very important that you understand the different types of Age-Related Macular Degeneration and if someone’s been told that they have it, they probably do need to see an ophthalmologist to understand what type they have.

That’s the first thing: To ensure that you know which type you have. That will relieve some of the fears that you have with what’s going to happen in the future.

If you have dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration it’s going to be something that develops quite slowly, it won’t cause a problem in your vision very quickly, in the large majority.

But if you have wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration – if you can treat that quickly you can reverse the vision loss with that. So it’s important that you see an ophthalmologist, that you see myself. We can tell you the type and then we can tell you what we call the prognosis, what’s likely to happen to you what are the chances if you having a problem in the future.

If you want to discuss that in further detail then you can ring my number at the end of the video and we can chat about the different types Macular Degeneration in specific with the treatments that are available. 

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About Jaheed Khan

My name is Jaheed Khan and I am a Consultant Eye Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Clinica London.

My special expertise is in cataract surgery and conditions affecting the back of the eye, the retina, including AMD (Age Related Macular Degeneration), diabetic retinopathy, and various other diseases of the retina.

I have over 15 years experience in treating people with eye problems just like you, and have published extensively in scientific journals about treating eye conditions.

In my NHS practice, I am responsible day-to-day for the training of the eye surgeons of the future.