MacuMira Therapy for AMD

MacuMira at Sherwood Park Eye Centre

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive eye condition that affects millions of people globally, causing vision impairment or even blindness in severe cases. Over the years, researchers and medical professionals have been working to develop effective treatments to combat this sight-threatening disease. Among the innovative therapies gaining attention is MacuMira, a promising approach that holds potential in managing AMD.

AMD primarily impacts the macula, the central part of the retina responsible for sharp, central vision. There are two forms of AMD: dry AMD, which progresses slowly and is characterized by the accumulation of drusen (yellow deposits) in the macula, and wet AMD, which advances more rapidly and involves the growth of abnormal blood vessels beneath the retina.

Traditional treatments for wet AMD often involve anti-VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) injections, which can help reduce abnormal blood vessel growth and preserve vision. While these treatments have been effective for many patients, they require regular injections and monitoring, presenting challenges for long-term management.

Review our services to learn more about AMD and how our Optometrists diagnose AMD through our advanced testing procedures. Our technicians & Optometrists participate in training all through out their careers so we may deliver expert eye care that you can count on.

Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatments with MacuMira

This is where MacuMira presents a new opportunity in AMD therapy. MacuMira is a treatment approach that combines the benefits of anti-VEGF therapy with sustained-release technology, offering several advantages over traditional methods.

One of the key benefits of MacuMira is its sustained-release mechanism, which allows for longer intervals between treatments compared to standard anti-VEGF injections. This not only reduces the frequency of clinic visits for patients but also enhances treatment adherence and convenience.

MacuMira’s targeted delivery system ensures precise administration of medication to the affected area, maximizing therapeutic efficacy while minimizing potential side effects. By directly targeting the underlying mechanisms of AMD, MacuMira aims to halt disease progression and preserve visual function more effectively. Clinical studies evaluating MacuMira have shown promising results, with many patients experiencing improved visual outcomes and reduced disease activity.

MacuMira represents a significant advancement in the field of AMD treatment, offering a promising alternative for patients dealing with this eye condition. As research and development in ophthalmology continue to evolve, innovative therapies like MacuMira pave the way for more effective, personalized approaches to preserving vision and enhancing quality of life for individuals affected by AMD.

By staying informed and engaging in discussions with healthcare professionals, patients can navigate their AMD journey with knowledge and confidence, exploring options such as MacuMira that hold promise in shaping the future of eye care.

Treat Dry AMD in Sherwood Park

Sherwood Park Eye Centre is currently offering MacuMira treatments for patients with Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration. To discover if you are a candidate, book an appointment with one of our Optometrists today. If you have more questions regarding this new ground-breaking treatment, please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail or call 780-464-4575.



Written by Dr. Natasha Randhawa, Optometrist Dr. Natasha Randhawa