Dry Macular Degeneration Treatment
Some of the treatment options for dry macular degeneration include a specific high-dose formula of antioxidants and zinc. While treatment can help slow down the loss of vision, vision that has already been lost cannot be restored, and there is no cure. Your eye doctor can help you decide which treatment option is right for you.
In certain stages, dry macular degeneration treatment may slow the rate of vision decline or stop further vision loss, but the disease and loss of vision will progress despite treatment. There is no cure for dry macular degeneration.
Your doctor can describe your treatment options and the expected results of each. You and your doctor can work together to develop a treatment plan that meets your medical needs and personal values. Choosing the most appropriate treatment for dry macular degeneration is a decision that ideally involves both the patient and the healthcare team.
Treating dry macular degeneration as soon as possible can delay, and possibly prevent, intermediate macular degeneration from progressing to the advanced stage, in which vision loss occurs.
A recent study found that taking a specific high-dose formulation of antioxidants and zinc significantly reduces the risk of advanced dry macular degeneration and its associated vision loss. Slowing dry macular degeneration progression from the intermediate stage to the advanced stage will save the vision of many people.
(Click Vitamins for Macular Degeneration or PreserVision to read more about antioxidants and zinc as treatments for macular degeneration.)
Once dry macular degeneration reaches the advanced stage, no form of treatment can prevent vision loss.