Treatment of AMD in Slovakia
28.11. 2023

Treatment of AMD in Slovakia

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease that affects the middle part of the visual field, called the macula. The macula is located at the back of the eye and is responsible for the sharp, detailed vision we need for reading, recognizing faces, and performing other detailed tasks. Macular degeneration means the gradual breakdown of cells in this part of the eye, which can lead to loss of central vision. "Age-related" means that the disease usually develops with age, especially in people over 50 years of age. The prevalence in people over 75 is up to 30% of the population.

AMD can take place in two forms: as dry (more common - about 80% of cases) and wet form, while the latter can be treated with Anti-VEGF drugs. Before starting treatment, however, it is necessary to submit an application for the approval of anti-VEGF treatment to the health insurance company, in which all required examinations, laboratory results and measurements confirming the fulfillment of valid indication restrictions are submitted. The approval process has significant reserves, because in Slovakia it often takes up to 28 days, which is too long and the benefit of this treatment may be thwarted (much lower or it may be too late to start treatment). Treatment is provided in specialized centers and the most commonly used drugs are Ranibizumab, Alfibercept, Brolucizumab or Avastin as off label. There is also room for improvement in the waiting time for treatment, which is around 6 months.

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Contact

ADDRESS — BRATISLAVA (SK)

Pažitný & Kandilaki, s.r.o.
Dunajská 2
811 08 Bratislava

Registered in Obchodný register okr. súdu BA I.,
vložka č. 115682/B

IČO
50 606 085

DIČ
2120395596

IČ DPH
SK2120395596

ADRESS — PRAHA (CZ)

Kandilaki & Pažitný, s.r.o.
Sokolovská 85/104
186 00 Praha 8

Registered in Obchodný register u Městského soudu v Praze, vložka C 275297

IČO
060 57 616

DIČ
CZ06057616

IČ DPH
CZ06057616

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