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- Website: Informed Health Online
- Resource type: Article
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There are several drugs that can help prevent or slow vision loss for people wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but there is no cure. The drug Lucentis has been shown to delay vision loss in around 30 out of 100 people.
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retina, eyesight, Avastin, Eylea, Macugen, eye, blind
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Rated on: 1/27/2016 11:52:01 AM
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