Burden of illness of neovascular age-related macular degeneration in Canada.

@article{Cruess2007BurdenOI,
  title={Burden of illness of neovascular age-related macular degeneration in Canada.},
  author={Alan F. Cruess and Gergana P Zlateva and Xiao Fang Xu and Sophie Rochon},
  journal={Canadian journal of ophthalmology. Journal canadien d'ophtalmologie},
  year={2007},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={836-43}
}
BACKGROUND Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a retinal disease affecting more than 2 million Canadians over the age of 50. The neovascular form of AMD is responsible for 90% of severe vision loss associated with the disease. This study was conducted to assess the burden of neovascular AMD in the Canadian population. METHODS A cross-sectional, observational study was conducted of self-reported functional health, well-being, and disease burden among elderly subjects in Canada with (n… CONTINUE READING

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