Treatment for Macular Edema in Wilmington
Occasionally, the gel in the eye (the vitreous) will pull on the retina and macula, distorting vision. This condition is known as vitreomacular traction. In cases of persistent and bothersome distortion, surgery can be offered to correct the condition. In addition, Cape Fear Retina is offering a recently FDA-approved injectable medication, Jetrea™, for appropriate candidates. Jetrea™ can resolve vitreomacular traction without surgery and can even close small macular holes. Your doctor will discuss your candidacy for this medication at your visit.