Lucentis is used to treat the wet form of macular degeneration. It is termed "wet" because abnormal blood vessels grows through breaks in a protective layer (Bruch's membrane) and can bleed under the retina.
You are young to have macular degeneration. There are other condtion that can cause breaks in Bruch's membrane and result in the same abnormal blood vessel growth and bleeding. High degree of nearsightedness
and trauma to the eye are common causes. Other connective tissue disease
can have a similar appearance as well.
Lucentis is the best treatment we have for wet macular degeneration and similar diseases. There is a similar medicine called Avastin
from which Lucentis was develop. If there is siginificant inflammation, then injections of corticosteroids can help in addition to the Lucentis.
It appears you are receiving the best care. If the inflammation is related to an infection, then there usually is more pain and inflammation inside the eyes. In this case, Lucentis does not work to treat the inflammation. Ask you doctor if he thinks it is due to an infection as that may require different treatment.
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