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Postgrad Med. 2009 Jan;121(1):136-40. doi: 10.3810/pgm.2009.01.1963.

Current trends in age-related macular degeneration.

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA 94305, USA.


Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in older persons of the developed world. Addressing treatable risk factors reduces the incidence and progression of this condition. Recent advances in understanding and treating macular degeneration have dramatically improved the visual prognosis.

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