An Eye to Health: Diet and Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Source: Medscape

Friday, June 30, 2017 | Medical Studies , AMD


Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in the developed world, with advanced AMD affecting approximately 2 million people in the United States.[1,2] AMD is characterized by damage to the macula, the part of the retina responsible for central vision. In the advanced neovascular (or wet) form of AMD, abnormal blood vessels grow under and into the retina and can lead to severe loss of central vision due to secondary tissue disruption, exudation, and fibrosis.[1,3]

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