Macular Degeneration Foundation, Inc.

Category: Treatments

Cataract Surgery and AMD

Written By: Kierstan Boyd Reviewed By: G Atma Vemulakonda, MD Jan. 27, 2019 Can you have cataract surgery to restore some clear vision if you have macular degeneration? Before recommending cataract surgery, your ophthalmologist will want to find out whether…

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Does Marijuana Help Treat Glaucoma or Other Eye Conditions?

American Academy of Ophthalmology Written By: David Turbert and Dan T. Gudgel Reviewed By: Andrew George Iwach, MD Jan. 28, 2019 Cannabis and currently available compounds derived from marijuana – like CBD – are not an adequate treatment for glaucoma,…

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FTC Stops Deceptive Claims About Stem Cell Therapy

California companies lacked scientific evidence that their “amniotic stem cell therapy” could treat or cure macular degeneration and other serious diseases. A California-based physician and the two companies he controls have settled charges of deceptively advertising that “amniotic stem cell…

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Another Step Closer to Eye Drops for Wet Macular Degeneration

Scientists at the University of Birmingham are one step closer to developing an eye drop that could revolutionize treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration. The condition is currently treated by injections of anti-VEGF drugs into the eye. Drops have already…

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