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Is there a cure for age-related macular degeneration?

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There's no cure for age-related macular degeneration, but treatment may slow the disease and keep you from having a severe loss of vision. Talk to your doctor about the best way to manage your condition, which could include taking vitamins, injections of medication, or laser therapy.

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute.

James, B.  , Blackwell Publishing, 2003; pp 116-119. Lecture Notes on Ophthalmology

Macular Degeneration Partnership.

National Institutes of Health: "NIH study provides clarity on supplements for protection against blinding eye disease."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on January 17, 2018

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute.

James, B.  , Blackwell Publishing, 2003; pp 116-119. Lecture Notes on Ophthalmology

Macular Degeneration Partnership.

National Institutes of Health: "NIH study provides clarity on supplements for protection against blinding eye disease."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on January 17, 2018

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