If you have received a diagnosis for geographic atrophy (GA), then we suggest contacting a California Izervay retina specialist as soon as you can. Geographic atrophy is a chronic deterioration of the macula that can happen in some people with dry macular degeneration. Those with GA have areas of their retina that have lost support cells and photoreceptors. These cells are essential for eyesight so that you have a visual image of your external world. If you lose these cells and photoreceptors, then you can experience blind spots in the areas where geographic atrophy has developed. For more information and care for your eyesight, contact our team at the Retina Associates of Orange County at your next convenience.
Treatment With Izervay
Izervay is a treatment currently available for those with geographic atrophy (GA). There are so many people who are impacted by this condition, who can benefit from the use of Izervay. Patients receiving this treatment may continue to have growth in the blind spot areas of their retina, however, Izervay can reduce how quickly the progression escalates. While this drug can yield improvements, we will need to confirm that it is the right fit for you. Good candidates for this treatment would be those who have lost vision from geographic atrophy but retain some areas of their eyesight that have yet to be affected in the center of their vision. Since geographic atrophy has progression rates that are unique to each patient, the Izervay effects will vary. However, you can rest assured that we believe this treatment can make a positive difference in the lives of people who are yearning for prolonged eye health.
Your Eye Care Plan
After meeting with a California Izervay retina specialist, we can let you know if this eye care approach is right for you. Izervay is a prescription eye injection that can slow down the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Those who have an infection in or around the eye, or have active swelling in or around the eye (including possible pain and redness) may not receive Izervay. Before implementing Izervay into your treatment plan we will need to know whether you have a history of:
- Seeing flashes or light or specks floating in your vision
- Are taking medications, such as prescription, over-the-counter, herbal supplements, or vitamins
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding, suspect that you could be pregnant, or are trying to have a baby
- Sudden increase of the number and size of specks
- Glaucoma or high pressure of the eye
Learn More About Treatments Today
Our team at Retina Associates of Orange County can empathize with those who are struggling with eyesight problems. Age-related macular degeneration can cause visual loss in people over the age of 50. While vision loss is not painful and tends to be gradual, the severity can range among patients. Izervay can be an beneficial treatment approach to slowing down the progression of eyesight deterioration. For questions and an appointment, contact a California Izervay retina specialist today.