Macular Degeneration (cont.)
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A diversity of surgical treatments are being investigated for exudative age-related macular degeneration lesions that may not qualify for laser treatment, including macular translocation to a healthier area of the eye, displacement of submacular blood using gas, and removing membranes by surgery. Results of the Submacular Surgery Trial published in 2004 showed that surgery for hemorrhagic choroidal neovascular lesions did not increase the chance to stabilize or improve visual acuity, but it reduced the risk of severe vision loss.
John D. Sheppard, MD, MMSc
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