A Cancer Drug Helps Save People From Going Blind : Shots – Health News : NPR

  • Treatment for age-related macular degeneration requires injections in the eyeball.
  • Since 11 million people have AMD and many could benefit from treatment, it’s an issue not just for patients but for taxpayers and the health care system.
  • The patients were still receiving treatments and being followed by their ophthalmologists, but were not necessarily on the same medication or treatment plan as they were while in the study.

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@NPRHealth: “How A Cancer Drug Has Saved People From Going Blind”


Ten years ago, there wasn’t much doctors could do to keep people with age-related macular degeneration from going blind. A colon cancer drug changed all that. But not everyone has been saved.


A Cancer Drug Helps Save People From Going Blind : Shots – Health News : NPR