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Treatments for Macular Degeneration

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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.

Revision Information

  • 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/ .