Researchers have found that a certain chemical in your body is critical in causing abnormal blood vessels to grow under the retina. That chemical is called vascular endothelial growth factor, or VEGF. Scientists have developed several new drugs (VEGF inhibitors) that can block VEGF. These drugs can reduce the growth of abnormal blood vessels, slow their leakage and help to slow vision loss.
There are several medications used to treat VEGF: Lucentis, Avastin and Eylea. Your doctor will decide which medication is right for you. This office procedure offers new hope to people diagnosed with wet AMD, diabetic retinopathy or retinal vein occlusion.