macula is the highly sensitive part of the
on the back of your eye.
Vision works like the film in a camera by picking up
the picture being focused by your cornea and eye's lens. Macular
degeneration occurs when there is a breakdown of the macula, in the
central portion of the retina. Since the macula is responsible for
the fine central vision in the eye that is needed for driving a car,
reading fine print, recognizing faces, etc., central blindness can
There are two types of macular degeneration: dry and
wet macular degeneration. In the wet form of AMD,
vessels grow in the back of the eye. Sometimes these vessels leak
blood or fluid that causes blurred vision or distorted vision.
Without treatment, vision loss may be quick and severe.
the patient should consult their retina specialist /
ophthalmologist about signs and symptoms of Avastin side
Avastin is an eye injection drug given by an
eye surgeon. It is
better and more effective than traditional laser eye surgery because
it does not leave scarring in the macular central portion of vision.
Avastin was developed by Genentech for colorectal cancer and is
not FDA approved for ARMD, although it is widely used for wet
Avastin side effects
For the Avastin dose recommended for colorectal cancer,
there are many possible side effects. Avastin for treatment of
macular degeneration however, there are very few and rare side
effects. The possibility of infection is extremely important to
understand and the patient should consult their retina
specialist / ophthalmologist about signs and symptoms of Avastin