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Macular Degeneration

Clinical Definition Macular degeneration, or age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is an ophthalmic disease that slowly destroys sharp central vision.  About 90 percent of patients have atrophic AMD, usually beginning when drusen appear in the macula. Others have neovascular or exudative AMD, triggered by abnormal blood vessel growth beneath the macula that can leak fluid and

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