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Treatments for Macular Degeneration

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 changesSurgeryAlternative or complementary therapiesOther treatments
There are currently no oral medications for the treatment of macular degeneration.

References

American Academy of Family Physicians website. Available at: http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home.html .

American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Eye Care America website. Available at: http://www.eyecareamerica.org/eyecare/conditions/macular-degeneration/index.cfm .

American Macular Degeneration Foundation website. Available at: http://www.macular.org/ .

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