Macular Degeneration

Deterioration of the central area of the retina (macula) that may result in blurred vision and eventual vision loss.

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  • A team of researchers has determined that variations in certain genes involved in fighting infection can successfully predict the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in seniors.

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  • Research proves that low-intensity laser treatment thought to be effective in slowing or preventing vision loss from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is ineffective.

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  • Learn about macular degeneration, including what it is, signs and symptoms to look for, and how doctors diagnose and treat this eye condition.

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  • Did you know that your eyes are just as susceptible to sun damage as your skin? The next time you head outside, be sure to don a pair of sunglasses to reduce your risk of developing eye conditions like photokeratitis, macular degeneration and cataracts.

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