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Im recieving shots in my left eye for a thinning back wall

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Im recieving shots in my left eye for a thinning back wall the leak is minor but my question is will the shots last along time and will the damage be fixed if I caught it in time?

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The most common reason for monthly shots into your eyeball nowadays in a person your age is for wet macular degeneration (ARMD).

Yes, if you were able to stop the leaking blood vessels before the photoreceptors were damaged you should be able to maintain good vision. Any photoreceptors or retina structures (rods, cones, RPE, etc) that were destroyed before treatment started can not be replaced.

Here is an excellent web page, from a very trusted source, that covers this topic in detail:

http://www.macular.org/wet.html

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Yes, thank you very much.