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Photodynamic Therapy Shows Promise In Halting Progression Of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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April 19, 2000
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Photodynamic therapy (PDT), a treatment for age-related macular degeneration under study at Emory University and other sites, has received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. Emory Eye Center can now offer new hope to patients with the wet form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in Americans over age 50.

April 13, 2000 -- Photodynamic therapy (PDT), a treatment for age-related macular degeneration under study at Emory University and other sites, received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval today.


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Emory University Health Sciences Center. "Photodynamic Therapy Shows Promise In Halting Progression Of Age-Related Macular Degeneration." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 19 April 2000. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/04/000417100606.htm>.
Emory University Health Sciences Center. (2000, April 19). Photodynamic Therapy Shows Promise In Halting Progression Of Age-Related Macular Degeneration. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 20, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/04/000417100606.htm
Emory University Health Sciences Center. "Photodynamic Therapy Shows Promise In Halting Progression Of Age-Related Macular Degeneration." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/04/000417100606.htm (accessed April 20, 2014).

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