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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 changes | Surgery | Alternative or complementary therapies | Other treatments

There are currently no oral medications for the treatment of macular degeneration.



  • American Academy of Family Physicians website. Available at:
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Eye Care America website. Available at:
  • American Macular Degeneration Foundation website. Available at:

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