Take a closer look at wAMD

Click on the links below to learn more about wAMD and seeking out treatment.

How does wet age-related macular degeneration (wAMD) affect the eyes?

A protein called vascular endothelial (VASS-cue-ler end-oh-THEEL-e-ull) growth factor, or VEGF (vej‑EFF), helps grow new blood vessels.

  • In wet AMD, unhealthy amounts of VEGF in the eye are linked to abnormal blood vessel growth in the back of the eye
  • As new vessels grow, they leak blood and fluid. This damages the macula and causes problems with vision when looking straight ahead, such as dark spots or wavy lines

Seek out treatment and talk to your Retina Specialist

Wet AMD is a chronic disease. This means that it doesn’t go away, but it can be treated.

Your vision will likely continue to get worse without treatment.

By starting treatment and sticking with your doctor’s plan, you take an important step in helping to manage your wet AMD.

If you think you are experiencing problems with vision from wet AMD, make an appointment with a Retina Specialist right away.

If you do not have a Retina Specialist, ask your ophthalmologist or primary care physician about a referral.

Patient support for people with wet AMD

Or call 1-866-LUCENTIS (1-866-582-3684), Monday through Friday, 9 AM-8 PM ET.

Learn how LUCENTIS may help with wet AMD