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Summary

Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is a common complex disorder that affects the central region of the retina (macula) and is the leading cause of legal blindness in white Americans over age 65. Contributions of environmental factors and genetic susceptibility have been identified. The strongest nongenetic risk factor for ARMD is cigarette smoking. For a general phenotypic description and a discussion of genetic heterogeneity of ARMD, see 603075. [from OMIM]

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  • Also known as: ARMD8, ARMS2
    Summary: age-related maculopathy susceptibility 2

Suggested reading

  • Awh et al., 2013
    CFH and ARMS2 genetic polymorphisms predict response to antioxidants and zinc in patients with age-related macular degeneration.

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