Michael Colucciello MD       

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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Wet AMD treatment: Avastin
Wet AMD treatment: Lucentis
Wet AMD treatment: Eylea
Wet AMD treatment: Visudyne PDT
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Retinal Venous Occlusive Disease
Macular Hole
Macular Pucker
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Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
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Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

                              In wet AMD, Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) triggers the growth of new vessels under the retina, which may leak blood and fluid into the retina.  This causes swelling in and under the retina, which affect retinal function and retinal cellular viability.

Many advances in diagnosis and treatment of  wet AMD have occurred recently and are employed in the practice, including intravitreal Avastin, Lucentis and Eylea treatment, and photodynamic therapy with Visudyne.

OCT of wet AMD can disclose fluid & exudate