Important It is possible that the main title of the report Macular Degeneration is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
Foveal Dystrophy, Progressive
Macula Lutea, degeneration
Adult Macula Lutea Retinae Degeneration
Presenile Macula Lutea Retinae Degeneration
Stargardt's Disease (STGD)
Juvenile Macular Degeneration
Macular Degeneration, Senile
Macular Degeneration, Disciform
Macular degeneration is a degenerative disease affecting the macula or center of the retina of the eye. It results in progressive loss of central vision. Occurring most often among older people, it is the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 55. It is believed that both genetic and environmental factors influence this disease.
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Association for Macular Diseases, Inc. 210 E. 64th St. 8th Floor New York, NY 10065 Tel: (212)605-3719 Fax: (212)605-3795 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.macula.org/
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MD Support - The Eyes of the Macular Degeneration Community 3600 Blue Ridge Blvd Grandview, MO 64030 USA Tel: (816)761-7080 Fax: (816)761-7080 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.mdsupport.org
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