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Age-related macular degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration: Introduction

Age-related macular degeneration: AMD is a common eye disease associated with aging that gradually destroys sharp, central vision. Central vision is needed for seeing ... more about Age-related macular degeneration.

Age-related macular degeneration: Deterioration of the central field of vision. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Age-related macular degeneration is available below.

Symptoms of Age-related macular degeneration

Treatments for Age-related macular degeneration

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Alternative Treatments for Age-related macular degeneration

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Types of Age-related macular degeneration

  • Dry AMD - 90% of cases, one eye at a time.
  • Wet AMD - only 10% of cases, but more severe, rapid deterioration.
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Age-related macular degeneration: Complications

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Causes of Age-related macular degeneration

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Disease Topics Related To Age-related macular degeneration

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Age-related macular degeneration: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Age-related macular degeneration: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Age-related macular degeneration

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Prognosis for Age-related macular degeneration

Prognosis for Age-related macular degeneration: Visual degradation; rarely leads to total blindness.

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Clinical Trials for Age-related macular degeneration

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Are You at Risk for Age-Related Macular Degeneration: NEI (Excerpt)

AMD is a common eye disease associated with aging that gradually destroys sharp, central vision. Central vision is needed for seeing objects clearly and for common daily tasks such as reading and driving. In some people, AMD advances so slowly that it will have little effect on their vision as they age. But in others, the disease progresses faster and may lead to a loss of vision in one or both eyes. (Source: excerpt from Are You at Risk for Age-Related Macular Degeneration: NEI)

Facts About Age-Related Macular Degeneration: NEI (Excerpt)

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that affects your central vision. It is a common cause of vision loss among people over age of 60. Because only the center of your vision is usually affected, people rarely go blind from the disease. However, AMD can sometimes make it difficult to read, drive, or perform other daily activities that require fine, central vision. (Source: excerpt from Facts About Age-Related Macular Degeneration: NEI)

Aging and Your Eyes -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA (Excerpt)

The macula is part of the eye with millions of cells that are sensitive to light. The macula makes vision possible from the center part of the eye. Over time, age-related macular degeneration can ruin sharp vision needed to see objects clearly and to do common tasks like driving and reading. In some cases, it can be treated with lasers. (Source: excerpt from Aging and Your Eyes -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Definitions of Age-related macular degeneration:

Corrected, or altered formally. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Age-related macular degeneration is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Age-related macular degeneration, or a subtype of Age-related macular degeneration, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Age-related macular degeneration as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

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