Macular Degeneration: Incurable, But Progress Being Made

Age-related macular degeneration is estimated to affect up to 15 million Americans. There is no cure, because the retinal cells destroyed by the disease don’t regenerate. The good news is that in recent years, drugs that can slow or halt “wet” macular degeneration, the most damaging kind, have reached the marketplace.

Read more about recent advancements in the treatment of macular degeneration in the feature story by the U-T San Diego Macular degeneration: Incurable, but progress being made.

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