It is possible that the main title of the report Macular Degeneration is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
Dry AMD happens slowly. Vision changes
may be so gradual that you don't notice them.
Wet AMD happens
suddenly. Symptoms tend to appear suddenly and get worse
How bad the vision changes are
Dry AMD symptoms are usually mild at first.
Later, the symptoms can be more severe.
Wet AMD tends to cause
more severe vision changes and vision loss.
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November 12, 2012
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