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Macular degeneration is the deterioration of the macula, the retina?s area of central vision. As of January 2015, macular degeneration is the primary cause of vision loss in Americans over 60 years old, according to the ... More »

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Wet and dry macular degeneration are the two types of macular degeneration, which is an eye condition that causes visual impairment among the elderly. The occurrence of macular degeneration is closely associated with the... More »

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Cystoid macular degeneration is a loss of vision in the central region of the eye, known as the macula, caused by the presence of fluid-filled cysts, according to the Cleveland Clinic. It is a less-common form of macular... More »

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Macular degeneration affects a structure in the eye called the macula, the small, center portion of the retina. Although it usually doesn't cause total blindness, macular degeneration affects central vision and can cause... More »

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The difference between wet and dry age-related macular degeneration is that the wet form involves the growth of new blood vessels under the retina of the eye, while the dry form involves the breakdown of cells in the mac... More »

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A macular hole occurs when nerve cells of the macula separate from each other and pull away from the part of the eye that controls central vision. It is characterized by a degradation in central vision. More »

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The macula is a small and highly sensitive part of the retina that is responsible for sharp central vision needed to do daily tasks such as reading, driving and distinguishing colors or details. The macula is about five ... More »

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