March 1, 2023


Harnessing the power of light to target DRY AMD


Progressive Vision is proud to be Ireland’s first eye clinic to offer a treatment for DRY AMD (age-related macular degeneration).

AMD is a condition affecting older people and involves the loss of the person’s central field of vision. It occurs when the macular (or central) retina develops degenerative lesions.   Several forms of AMD exist.  This condition can impact your daily activities such as driving, reading etc.

Image: AMD Blur effect

“Globally age-related macular degeneration is the primary cause of blindness in industrialised countries”- World Health Organisation

Non-invasive painless treatment for DRY AMD

To date, treatment options for Dry AMD have been limited to dietary supplements and lifestyle interventions. However, the new and only available treatment for Dry AMD is here, using a safe, non-invasive and painless therapy – photobiomodulation. The Valeda Light Delivery System (LDS) provides a direct treatment for Dry Age – Related Macular Degeneration.


How it works

  • Photobiomodulation therapy, or cold laser therapy as it has been known previously utilises wavelengths of red, yellow and near infra-red light to rejuvenate on a cellular level.
  • Without treatment Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration (Dry AMD) can progress as you age, leading to vision loss.
  • Studies have shown that Valeda photobiomodulation therapy can improve visual outcomes. In the ageing eye, cells may become sick leading to loss of function and cell death.
  • Valeda works by stimulating energy production within the cells of the eye and improves their ability to perform their roles. Healthy cells are essential for good eye health.


What’s involved with the Valeda treatment? Do I need any special preparation?

• If you wear glasses or contact lenses, you will be asked to remove them prior to receiving treatment.
• Your eyes will not be dilated for the Valeda treatment.
• You will be seated comfortably in front of the Valeda Light Delivery System.
• The person administering the treatment will guide you through each step of the treatment, which takes less than 5 minutes.
• Treatment for both eyes will take less than 10 minutes.
• Clinical trials have shown benefits in visual function following treatment 3 times a week for 3-4 weeks.
• This is the recommended treatment protocol for patients with Dry AMD.
• If you miss a treatment, it is recommended to make up the session within the 3-4 week treatment series period.

Contact us today to book this treatment course including an initial suitability assessment at Progressive Vision. Tel: 01 213 5652 email: