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El tratamiento recomendado para su degeneración macular dependerá si usted la tiene de inicio juvenil o adulto, y si es húmeda o seca, así como otros importantes factores acerca de usted. El objetivo del tratamiento es reducir el daño visual y funcional.

El tratamiento involucra lo siguiente:

Cambios en el estilo de vida
Cirugía
Terapias alternativas o complementarias
Otros tratamientos

Actualmente no hay medicamentos orales para el tratamiento de degeneración macular.

Referencias:

American Academy of Family Physicianswebsite. Disponible en: http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home.html .

American Academy of Ophthalmology's Eye Care America website. Disponible en: http://www.eyecareamerica.org/eyecare/conditions/macular-degeneration/index.cfm .

American Macular Degeneration Foundation website. Disponible en: http://www.macular.org/ .



Last reviewed septiembre 2011 by Christopher Cheyer, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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