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Millions of people could have their eyesight saved thanks to ground-breaking laser treatment that has the potential to eradicate the most common cause of blindness.
One of Britain's leading eye experts has developed a technique to reverse the disabling effects of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which leaves many older people unable to read, drive or live independently, and eventually robs them of sight in one or both eyes.
Professor John Marshall has developed a way of "cleaning" eyes which, due to the ageing process, have accumulated tiny particles of debris which start to cloud their sight. His pioneering technique uses a painless "short pulse" laser to solve the otherwise intractable problem of how to help the eye's waste disposal system do its job after it has been weakened by age.
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Originally posted by Jomina
Thats wonderful news, and it gives me hope that someday they can work on doing a really effective cure for the type of blindness i have.
I have about the worst case of keratoconus that doc's have seen... frustrating to say the least heh
Anyhow... It is wonderful news that they are working towards a breakthrough in AM it's a horrible thing to not only get older and have many issues but to go blind as well
Ahh youth is wasted on the young!