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Study: Leading cause of blindness could be prevented or delayed

(UPI) Investigating why people with Parkinson's disease taking the drug L-DOPA appear protected from developing age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, researchers found the drug may be able to delay or prevent the vision-taking condition.
AMD is the progressive damage of the macula, an area near the center of the retina used for sharp, central vision. Over time, blurred areas starting in the middle of the macula and growing outward make it difficult to complete everyday activities, even if it does not lead to blindness…
The researchers said the data indicates L-DOPA could help to at least delay AMD with plans to launch a clinical trial to further test this specific use for the drug.
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