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Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatment

Until now there is no effective cure for age-related macular degeneration. This is mainly because little is known about the cause of age-related macular degeneration. Several new treatments are in the clinical stage and most of the existing treatments only delay the progress of the disease.

For those people who already have Age related macular degeneration

Apart from the treatments, people who are already diagnosed for AMD can take some measures to improve their vision. There are several products available in the market to help people with low vision. This includes stand magnifiers, monoculars, binoculars, video magnifiers, reading machines and absorptive lenses. Most people get discouraged when using a particular device but you should not stop there try out various devices until you find the most suitable one for you.

The lighting arrangement can be changed to suit your need. Try to avoid glare in your home and office. Several types of special lights are available and you can test them for your needs.

If you are in the habit of reading, go for large print books, which are available in most libraries. Hand held magnifier can be used to read and view pictures.

While writing, write in large letters and increase the font while reading and writing in computers.

Patients in the advanced stage can make use of low vision aids.

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