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Does anti-VEGF therapy help in late-stage dry AMD?
Unfortunately, there is no effective treatment for late stage or advanced dry AMD (a breakdown in tissues in the back of the eye responsible for central vision). There is no reason to believe that anti-VEGF agents (medication that is used to treat wet AMD) would have a beneficial effect on dry AMD. Treatment of advanced dry AMD will require new approaches. The most promising include stem cells, gene therapy and neuroprotection, all of which are being actively studied. Hopefully, one of these approaches will prove successful.
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