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Macular Degeneration, Age-Related



Macular Degeneration, Age-Related Causes


Age-related Macular Degeneration is usually due to old age.


Macular Degeneration, Age-Related Definition


Age-related Macular Degeneration is a medical condition that is mostly found in elderly adults wherein the center of the lining of the eye known as the macula area of the retina suffers thinning atrophy and to certain extent, bleeding of the eye. It one of the leading cause of central vision loss or blindness for those ages over fifty (de Jong PT (2006). "Age-related macular degeneration". N Engl J Med. 355 (14): 1474 – 1485).


Macular Degeneration, Age-Related Diagnosis


Optical coherence tomography and Fluorescein angiography are used to diagnose Macular degeneration that is age-related.


Macular Degeneration, Age-Related Symptoms and Signs


Common symptoms includes blurry vision and the usual yellow deposits in the macula called drusen between the retinal pigment epithelium and choroids.


Macular Degeneration, Age-Related Treatment


There is no known cure yet for Age-Related Macular Degeneration but additional lighting and magnifiers can help in alleviating its symptoms.


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