Age-related macular degeneration – clinical review and genetics update

@inproceedings{Ratnapriya2013AgerelatedMD,
  title={Age-related macular degeneration – clinical review and genetics update},
  author={Rinki Ratnapriya and Emily Y. Chew},
  booktitle={Clinical genetics},
  year={2013}
}
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of central vision impairment in persons over the age of 50 years in developed countries. Both genetic and non-genetic (environmental) factors play major roles in AMD etiology, and multiple gene variants and lifestyle factors such as smoking have been associated with the disease. While dissecting the basic etiology of the disease remains a major challenge, current genetic knowledge has provided opportunities for improved risk assessment… CONTINUE READING
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