Updated: Thursday, 14 Feb 2013, 12:03 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 14 Feb 2013, 12:03 PM EST
MCALLEN, Tex. (KVEO) - A new procedure can help improve the vision of patients suffering from the common retina disorder known as Symptomatic Vitreomacular Adhesion, orr VMA.
It involves an injection into this patient's eye, but it's quicker, safe and potentially much less expensive than surgery.
This disorder can lead to severe vision problems, problems that are frequently irreversible if left untreated.
"There are a lot of patients out there for whatever reason were at high risk for surgery and have not had anything done with this medication you may now have an option to correct that problem and hopefully regain some of that vision that you've lost," says Dr. Victor Gonzalez.
Dr. Gonzalez played a large role in developing this treatment, which was just approved by the Food and Drug Administration only four months ago.
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