A new study reveals that laser treatment cannot reverse age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a common problem that affects many over the age of 50.
It was tested on 1,000 participants who were in the early stages of AMD. Each participant had one eye treated by lasers, and the other was untreated, yet vision loss was similar in both eyes after five years.
(Source: Ophthalmology, 2006; 113: 1974-86).
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