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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that gradually destroys the central vision. In people over 60, AMD is a leading cause of vision loss. Wet AMD occurs when abnormal blood vessels behind the retina start to grow under the macula, leaking blood and fluid and causing rapid vision loss. In dry AMD, light-sensitive cells slowly break down in the macula, resulting in gradual vision loss. Pain is not associated with either form of AMD.

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Terms related to Macular Degeneration:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration