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Macular Degeneration

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Synonyms of Macular Degeneration

  • Foveal Dystrophy, Progressive
  • Macula Lutea, degeneration
  • Macular Dystrophy
  • Tapetoretinal Degeneration

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Adult Macula Lutea Retinae Degeneration
  • Behr 1
  • Behr 2
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Degeneration, Disciform
  • Macular Degeneration, Senile
  • Presenile Macula Lutea Retinae Degeneration
  • Stargardt's Disease (STGD)

General Discussion

Macular degeneration is a degenerative disease affecting the macula or center of the retina of the eye. It results in progressive loss of central vision. Occurring most often among older people, it is the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 55. It is believed that both genetic and environmental factors influence this disease.

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