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Age-Related Macular Degeneration: From One Medical Student to Another: Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of blindness in the Western world.  Currently it is estimated that about 2 million Americans are affected by AMD and by the year 2020 it is projected to be closer to 3 million as life expectancy increases and the aging population expands.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration/Age-Related Maculopathy: A Histopathologic Analysis: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of vision loss in American adults over the age of 60. The presence of drusen within the macula is a common examination finding in patients with AMD. Here we further evaluate the histopathologic charactaristics of drusen in AMD.

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