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Treatments for Macular Degeneration

by Amy Scholten, MPH

The treatment recommended for your macular degeneration will depend on whether you have juvenile or adult-onset, and whether it is wet or dry, as well as other important factors about you. The goal of treatment is to reduce visual and functional impairment.

Treatment involves the following:

Lifestyle changes
Alternative or complementary therapies
Other treatments

There are currently no medications for the treatment of macular degeneration.


American Academy of Family Physicians

American Macular Degeneration Foundation

Last reviewed October 2004 by Marc Ellman, MD

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