Present and Possible Therapies for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

  title={Present and Possible Therapies for Age-Related Macular Degeneration},
  author={Muhammad Khan and Ketan Agarwal and Mohamed Loutfi and Ahmed Mostafa Kamal},
  booktitle={ISRN ophthalmology},
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of blindness in the elderly population worldwide and is defined as a chronic, progressive disorder characterized by changes occurring within the macula reflective of the ageing process. At present, the prevalence of AMD is currently rising and is estimated to increase by a third by 2020. Although our understanding of the several components underpinning the pathogenesis of this condition has increased significantly, the treatment… CONTINUE READING

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