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Blindness in the Elderly: Finally a Treatment in the Near Future?

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The macula accounts for sharp vision and reading but it is affected by many elderly. Age-related macular degeneration is the most important cause of blindness in persons over 65 years of age, and almost 30% of people over 75 years are affected. Unfortunately, no treatment has been proven effective for this blinding condition. Research at Ghent University is going on now for treatment with eyedrops tackling the root of this blinding disease.

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