Despite extensive research, there is still no cure for macular degeneration. The best treatment depends on the severity and type of the condition, as well as how much, vision loss has occurred. The Age Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS and AREDS II) demonstrated a benefit in slowing the progression of macular degeneration by taking antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. Specifically, they used vitamins C and E, beta carotene, zinc and copper. Other newer studies suggest that lutein may also be beneficial. A variety of vitamin formulations are available over-the-counter or by mail order. “Wet” macular degeneration can be treated with special intraocular injections that are often successful in stopping abnormal blood vessel growth. These regular injections can control, and in some cases improve, the damage from wet macular degeneration. In addition, lasers can sometimes be combined with these intraocular treatments to try and improve the results. Despite proper medical treatment, many people with macular degeneration still experience vision loss. A wide range of support services and rehabilitation programs are available. Since peripheral vision is usually unaffected, this remaining vision is very useful. Often, people can continue with many of their favorite activities by using low vision optical devices.