Risk factors and biomarkers of age-related macular degeneration.

  title={Risk factors and biomarkers of age-related macular degeneration.},
  author={Nathan G. Lambert and Hanan Elshelmani and Malkit K Singh and F. C. Mansergh and Michael A. Wride and Maximilian Padilla and David Jude Keegan and Ruth E Hogg and Balamurali Krishna Ambati},
  journal={Progress in retinal and eye research},
A biomarker can be a substance or structure measured in body parts, fluids or products that can affect or predict disease incidence. As age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in the developed world, much research and effort has been invested in the identification of different biomarkers to predict disease incidence, identify at risk individuals, elucidate causative pathophysiological etiologies, guide screening, monitoring and treatment parameters, and predict… CONTINUE READING
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