Taking More Risk Out Of Eye Surgery
THE MOST COMMON CAUSE OF BLINDNESS IN PEOPLE MORE than 50 years old is age-related macular degeneration. The disease afflicts 7 million people in North America alone. At the onset, a mesh of abnormal blood vessels spreads across the retina, eventually creating scar tissue and obscuring vision. Surgeons today burn away the new growth with lasers, but that damages normal eye tissue as well.
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