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Are there different types of age-related macular degeneration?

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  • Age-related macular degeneration occurs in two forms: Dry: Most common
  • Wet: Less common, but requires immediate medical attention to preserve central vision

SOURCES: 

James B. , Blackwell Publishing, 2003.  Lecture Notes on Ophthalmology

Macular Degeneration Partnership. 

Pfizer: ''Macugen Description.'' 

American Academy of Ophthalmology: "Preferred Practice Pattern, Age Related Macular Degeneration."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on March 14, 2017

SOURCES: 

James B. , Blackwell Publishing, 2003.  Lecture Notes on Ophthalmology

Macular Degeneration Partnership. 

Pfizer: ''Macugen Description.'' 

American Academy of Ophthalmology: "Preferred Practice Pattern, Age Related Macular Degeneration."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on March 14, 2017

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