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Age-Related Macular Degeneration

  • By: Josephine Hoh
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss and blindness. It strikes individuals over 60 years of age with increasing risk of disease as an individual ages. AMD destroys the macula, the central part of the retina ...

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