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Age-Related Macular Degeneration - Other Treatment

Studies are being done on possible other treatments for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), such as:

  • Surgery to remove or repair parts of the eye involved in AMD. For example, electronic implants and other devices may be able to help restore lost vision.
  • Stem cell therapy to create healthier cells in the damaged part of your eye.

You can talk with your doctor about the progress of new potential treatments and also look into clinical trials.

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration Overview

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over age 60. It occurs when the small central portion of the retina, known as the macula, deteriorates. The retina is the light-sensing nerve tissue at the back of the eye. Because the disease develops as a person ages, it is often referred to as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Although macular degeneration is almost never a totally blinding condition, it can be a source of significant visual disability. There...

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Last Updated: September 09, 2014
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