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A Breakthrough Could Lead to New Treatments for Macular Degeneration
Researchers may have found a way to prevent an eye disease from getting worse.
There are two forms of AMD, or age-related macular degeneration, dry and wet.
The dry form causes blurring or a blind spot in the field of vision, but not total blindness.
Wet AMD is not as common as dry amd but can lead total blindness.
The new research has pinpointed a part of the immune system which often causes dry AMD to evolve into the more serious wet AMD.
Researchers hope this leads to new treatments.