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Macular Degeneration

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 ...
  2. ... macular degeneration 15 Genetic Testing Registry: Age related macular degeneration 2 Genetic Testing Registry: Age related macular degeneration 4 ... Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) ClinicalTrials.gov ... MACULAR DEGENERATION, AGE-RELATED, 2; ARMD2 MACULAR DEGENERATION, AGE-RELATED, 1; ARMD1 MACULAR DEGENERATION, AGE- ...
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  4. Macular Degeneration/Treatments and Therapies ... Macular Degeneration ... National Eye Institute ... From the National Institutes of Health ... The Age-Related Eye Disease ...
  5. Wet Macular Degeneration (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
    Macular Degeneration/Specifics ... Macular Degeneration ... Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
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  7. ... gene: associations with drusen and advanced age-related macular degeneration. PLoS One. 2007 Nov 28;2(11):e1197. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0001197. Citation on PubMed or Free article on PubMed Central Li M, ... to age-related macular degeneration. Nat Genet. 2006 Sep;38(9):1049- ...
  8. ... dissection of HTRA1 and LOC387715 in age-related macular degeneration. PLoS Genet. 2010 Feb 5;6(2):e1000836. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000836. Citation ...
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    ... Age-related macular degeneration and cataracts Age-related macular degeneration ( AMD ) and cataracts are two of the leading causes of vision loss in ...
  10. ... dissection of HTRA1 and LOC387715 in age-related macular degeneration. PLoS Genet. 2010 Feb 5;6(2):e1000836. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000836. Citation ...
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