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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
Surgery
Alternative or complementary therapies
Other treatments


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

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians


American Macular Degeneration Foundation



Last reviewed October 2004 by Marc Ellman, MD


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