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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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    Understanding Macular Degeneration -- the Basics

    Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the foremost cause of vision loss in the U.S., with millions of Americans showing some sign of the disorder. AMD is uncommon in people younger than 55. If you are over 65, macular degeneration may already affect your central vision -- the vision you need for driving as well as close work like reading and sewing. AMD occurs in two forms: Dry: Most common Wet: Less common, but requires immediate medical attention to preserve central vision AMD...

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    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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