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New laser technique for early AMD

By March 3, 2012No Comments

A new non-invasive laser surgery technique is being developed at King’s College London that may delay the onset and development of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

retinaThe technique rejuvenates the thin layer that lies behind the retina called Bruch’s membrane which provides nutrients to the retina’s light-sensitive cells, improving the removal of waste created as retina cells renew themselves. The procedure can be carried out in 10-15 minutes by and it is suggested that it could be used as a pre-emptive treatment for people in their 30s from families with a history of AMD.

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