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What are the treatments for macular degeneration?

Nutritional supplements such as zinc and antioxidant vitamins may help reduce the impact of age-related macular degeneration. However, they cannot cure the problem, nor can they restore lost vision. If you are at risk for developing age-related macular degeneration, though, they may help maintain your vision. Laser surgery and photodynamic therapy can help treat certain types of “wet” macular degeneration by slowing or stopping the leaking blood vessels that can damage the macula. Still, these procedures are not cures.