Treatment for Macular Degeneration in Raleigh-Durham NC Area

There are several highly qualified Ophthalmologists in the area trained to treat Wet Macular Degeneration.

The Duke Eye Center
2351 Erwin Rd,
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 684-6611

The Raleigh Eye Center
3320 Executive Dr
Raleigh, NC 27609
919-876-2427

NC Retina Assoc.
5107 Southpark Drive
Suite 201-B
Durham, NC 27713
919-782-8038

Kelly Eye Center Brier Creek
8851 Ellstree Lane
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27617
919-282-1100

Remember to discuss the comparative value of injections of Lucentis and Avastin. Pazopanib, a new drug still under development, can be administered as topical eye drops. The active molecule in Pazopanib works to prevent irregular blood vessels and subsequent bleeding under the macula. If this medication is proven effective in subsequent clinical studies and is approved by the FDA, patients with macular degeneration may be relieved of the nightmare of receiving monthly eye injections.

Currently there is no effective medical treatment for Dry Macular Degeneration. Special vitamin cocktails such as AREDS2, not smoking and wearing Amber tinted glasses can sometimes help. But the best help comes from various assistive technologies, such as electronic magnifiers. The NC Assistive Technology Center can give advise, demos and perhaps loaners. Since Medicare does not provide monetary support, check before you buy. There are many alternatives.

NC ATP Center
2801 Mail Service Center
805 Ruggles Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27699-2801
Lynne Deese, 919-855-3519

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