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What sort of problem is age-related macular degeneration?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Loss of vision

Macular degeneration is a leading cause of blindness worldwide.
The photoreceptors in the film layer of the eye (retina) make by-products that are normally removed from the eye. In macular degeneration, there is an accumulation of by-products that eventually damage the center of the film layer, and thus central vision. Although there is no cure, new treatments are being evaluated.

In brief: Loss of vision

Macular degeneration is a leading cause of blindness worldwide.
The photoreceptors in the film layer of the eye (retina) make by-products that are normally removed from the eye. In macular degeneration, there is an accumulation of by-products that eventually damage the center of the film layer, and thus central vision. Although there is no cure, new treatments are being evaluated.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: A retinal loss

Age related macular degeneration is a disorder of the circulation to the central seeing part of the retina at the back of the eye.
It is as if the circulation simply dries up and the light receptors (cones and rods) die. This produces loss of fine detailed vision. It's incidence increases with age and is common in those over 70. See your ophthalmolgist for diagnosis and recommendations., .

In brief: A retinal loss

Age related macular degeneration is a disorder of the circulation to the central seeing part of the retina at the back of the eye.
It is as if the circulation simply dries up and the light receptors (cones and rods) die. This produces loss of fine detailed vision. It's incidence increases with age and is common in those over 70. See your ophthalmolgist for diagnosis and recommendations., .
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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