Revolutionary new X-ray treatment that could save the sight of thousands

An X-ray treatment that could save the sight of thousands is being  trialled on the NHS.

Debilitating: The new treatment could rolled out in hospitals nationwide and could save the NHS up to £300million a year

The 15-minute procedure has been shown to halt wet age-related macular degeneration, one of the most common forms of blindness in the elderly.

Around 250,000 suffer from this  debilitating condition which, if not treated, can cause loss of sight in just three months.

But early trials of the new procedure in Mexico and the UK have shown that it could halt the progression of the condition immediately, saving the UK NHS £300million  a year.

The trials on 60 people in Mexico showed that half did not need any more treatment while the remainder needed infrequent injections – only a few each year.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1365194/Revolutionary-new-X-ray-treatment-save-sight-thousands.html#ixzz1GP5h0xYB

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One Response to Revolutionary new X-ray treatment that could save the sight of thousands

  1. Dear Sir
    As Wet AMD is a terrible disease the trial of this i ray treatment shall be fast and completed within a month and the treatment available to patients immediately. There appears to be not much risk in this as such treatments have been carried out two years or more ago. The present treatment of injections are not only painful, expensive but has also side effects. Other trials can continue along with concomitant use of this treatment. This may go a long way to
    ameliorate the sufferings of patients with AMD. FDA type of approval may take 3years and by that time a lot would be blind and is not affordable
    Reg
    Dasharathi

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