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Macular degeneration, or age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 and older. It is a disease that destroys your sharp, central vision. You need central vision to see objects clearly and to do tasks such as reading and driving.

AMD affects the macula, the part of the eye that allows you to see fine detail. It does not hurt, but it causes cells in the macula to die. There are two types: wet and dry. Wet AMD happens when abnormal blood vessels grow under the macula. These new blood vessels often leak blood and fluid. Wet AMD damages the macula quickly. Blurred vision is a common early symptom. Dry AMD happens when the light-sensitive cells in the macula slowly break down. Your gradually lose your central vision. A common early symptom is that straight lines appear crooked.

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  1. Macular Degeneration (National Library of Medicine)  
    Macular degeneration, or age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 and older. It is a disease that destroys your ...
  2. ... Degeneration Further Information Risk Factors for Age-Related Macular Degeneration Age - The number one risk factor is age. One third of adults ... individual from developing this disease. The presence of macular degeneration in one eye - If an individual has macular degeneration in ...
  3. ... related macular degeneration Genetic Testing Registry: Age-related macular degeneration 1 Genetic Testing Registry: Age-related macular degeneration 10 ...
  4. Clinical Trials for Dry AMD (Macular Degeneration Partnership)  
    ... blocking C5aR could be useful in stopping wet macular degeneration. One of the hopes we have in research is ...
  5. ... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The severity of age-related macular degeneration in one eye is associated with the risk of developing ... to assess how the severity of age-related macular degeneration in one eye might affect disease risk and progression in ...
  6. What Is Age-Related Macular Degeneration? (American Academy of Ophthalmology)  
    ... problems, but the most common is age-related macular degeneration. One symptom of macular degeneration is dark areas in your central vision. With ... impact on your vision can be minimal. When macular degeneration does lead to ... it usually begins in just one eye, though it may affect the other eye ...
  7. Blood Pressure Drugs and AMD (American Academy of Ophthalmology)  
    ... 2014 See also: Who is at risk for macular degeneration? [1] http://www.eyeresearch.org/resources/pdfs/ AgeRelatedMacularDegeneration(NEI). ...
  8. American Macular Degeneration Foundation (American Macular Degeneration Foundation)  
    ... Haider’s mapping of the retinal genes important for macular degeneration. One person’s story of how she is living with wet macular degeneration. Sign up today and receive 4 issues plus ...
  9. ... begin in childhood. The estimated prevalence of Stargardt macular degeneration is 1 in 8,000 to 10,000 individuals. What ... do people use for Stargardt macular degeneration? juvenile macular degeneration macular dystrophy with flecks, type 1 Stargardt disease STGD For more information about naming ...
  10. Macular Degeneration Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    ... your field of vision. If you develop wet macular degeneration in one eye, your odds of developing the disease in ... vision • Central blurry spot In either form of macular degeneration, your vision may falter in one eye while the other remains fine for years. ...
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