Macular Degeneration - Treatments
Recently, there has been considerable progress in developing treatments for Macular Degeneration.
Research and Treatments for Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Thanks to investments in research from organizations like The Foundation Fighting Blindness, more and better treatments for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are emerging every day. Most current AMD therapies are geared toward minimizing the risk of advanced forms of disease and slowing the progression of vision loss.
The Foundation Fighting Blindness is also funding genetic research and biological studies to identify the root causes of AMD, which will lead to preventions and cures. The Foundation’s ultimate goal is to entirely eliminate vision loss from AMD.
The Foundation also supports investigations in areas such as stem cell therapies and retinal transplantation, because these treatment approaches offer hope for restoring vision to people who have lost most or all of their sight to AMD and other retinal degenerative diseases.
Please visit this Web site regularly to learn about the latest research advancements and breakthroughs. The Foundation is frequently posting news on emerging therapies. Information on clinical trials for promising treatments is also provided on our Web site.
Always consult your ophthalmologist before pursuing any treatment for AMD or any other retinal degenerative disease.
FFB does not endorse specific treatments for AMD or other retinal degenerative diseases. Consult an ophthalmologist to determine what treatment is appropriate for you.
This document may not reference every available AMD clinical trial or treatment.
For the latest information on AMD treatments, research, and clinical trials, please visit the Macular Degeneration page.