Age-Related Macular Degeneration (cont.)
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There is no cure for age-related macular degeneration, but certain treatments may delay vision loss.
Finding out that you have AMD can be very hard. Your doctor can refer you to counselors who specialize in helping people adjust to living with low vision.
Vitamins and diet changes may help slow vision loss. For more information, see Home Treatment.
Treatment for wet AMD can sometimes slow down or delay further damage to your central vision. But in most cases, growth of fragile new blood vessels in wet AMD starts again. And even repeated treatment is usually not effective over the long term in preventing some loss of central vision.
Treatments that may slow vision loss for a few people include:
Because wet AMD often causes rapid and severe loss of central vision, it is important not to delay treatment if your doctor recommends it.
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