Macugen for Macular Degeneration
If you've been diagnosed with wet macular degeneration, your healthcare provider may have recommended Macugen® (pegaptanib sodium). This medication works by inhibiting the formation and growth of blood vessels. This can help slow down -- and possibly even reverse -- the damage and vision loss associated with this condition.
Only adults can take Macugen for macular degeneration. It is not approved for use in children. This makes sense because this condition is associated with aging and thus is only seen in older adults.