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What is age-related macular degeneration?

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Age-related macular degeneration is the foremost cause of vision loss in the U.S., with millions of Americans showing some sign of the disorder. It is uncommon in people younger than 55. If you are over 65, macular degeneration may already affect your central vision -- the vision you need for driving as well as for close work like reading and sewing.

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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