Is there any treatment for age related macular degeneration (AMD)?

Unfortunately, at the moment there is no way to treat late dry AMD.

Wet AMD has a group of medications called anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) drugs available as a treatment on the NHS. As new blood vessels form in your eye, your body produces a chemical which encourages further new blood vessel growth. Anti-VEGF drugs interfere with this chemical and stop the vessels from growing, preventing further damage to your sight.

For further information on potential treatment for AMD see Can taking antioxidant vitamins and minerals help slow the progression of Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)? and What is anti-VEGF treatment?

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