There are exciting new therapies for macular degeneration for patients at certain stages of the disease process, but currently only a small percentage of patients can be treated. Today, new therapy called VEGF (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor) not only stabilizes macular degeneration, but for the first time may improve a patient’s vision in many cases. Also, a recent study showed that antioxidant vitamins and zinc might reduce the effect of AMD in some people. An early diagnosis is critical to reduce the risk of permanent vision loss from AMD.

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