Pilot Study Has Promising Results For Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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There is no cure for age-related macular degeneration, an eye disease that is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in older Americans. Last year, the National Institutes of Health reported that two drugs injected into the eyes, Avastin and Lucentis, eased symptoms for sufferers, especially those in the advanced, “wet” stage of the disease, when blood vessels in the eye become swollen and leak fluids in the eye. Yet for some AMD patients, the two drugs either don’t work for long or fail to work at all. It’s a dead end for treatment, or so it seemed… (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)