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Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) by the Numbers

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) affects the macula, the central part of the retina that allows the eye to see fine details. While AMD does not cause complete blindness, it makes it harder to see faces, drive, read or do close-up work. The disease can progress quickly or slowly and can lead to central vision loss in one or both eyes. In addition to being a significant public health problem, macular degeneration is expensive for patients and the healthcare system and has severe consequences for the economy. The financial toll will grow as the population aged 65 and older increases.

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