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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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Symptoms of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

In its early stages, age-related macular degeneration may not have symptoms and may be unrecognized until it progresses or affects both eyes. The first sign of macular degeneration is usually distortion of straight lines. This may progress to a gradual loss of central vision. Symptoms of macular degeneration include: Straight lines start to appear distorted, or the center of vision becomes distorted Dark, blurry areas or white out appears in the center of vision Very rarely diminished...

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    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 12, 2012
    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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