Optometry Today Article: AMD – is a cure on the horizon?

Macular degeneration is a major problem for an ageing population. Optometry Today’s Nikki Withers investigates the potential of measuring macular pigment to prevent the progression of AMD.

FINDING A management strategy to slow down the progression of AMD is something of worldwide interest. Currently, there are effective treatments for wet AMD, but these treatments are certainly not a cure. In addition, they are very expensive.

Many people will say that prevention of a disease is better than a cure, but it would seem that the majority of doctors are
only interested in evidence-based medicine, of which there are limited positive findings for the prevention of AMD….

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