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An end to injections for AMD?

Friday 03 March 2017

Most people with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are all too familiar with the unpleasant treatment regimen of repeated injections of drugs into their eye. A non-invasive radiation treatment is now being studied in a research trial across the UK, building on earlier discoveries that for some sufferers, radiation therapy can have remarkable results.

The treatment, known as stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) uses three beams of radiation which pass through the white of the eye. The whole non-surgical procedure takes about 15 minutes and involves a dose of radiation roughly equivalent to an X-Ray.

The research team is currently recruiting patients who require ongoing injections to control their wet AMD. The trial treatment will be delivered in Sheffield, Birmingham and London. If you are interested in taking part, please Click here 


  1. The Macular Society:
    Radiotherapy trial for wet AMD.



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