Age-Related Macular Degeneration (Amd)

(Senile Macular Degeneration)

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible loss of central vision in the elderly. Funduscopic findings in Dilated eye are diagnostic; Color photographs, fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography may be helpful in confirming the diagnosis and the orientation of the treatment. Treatment includes dietary supplements, intravitreal injections of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor drugs, laser photocoagulation, photodynamic therapy and low vision devices.

AMD is the leading cause of permanent, irreversible vision loss in the elderly. Among whites, it occurs more frequently.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible loss of central vision in the elderly. Funduscopic findings in Dilated eye are diagnostic; Color photographs, fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography may be helpful in confirming the diagnosis and the orientation of the treatment. Treatment includes dietary supplements, intravitreal injections of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor drugs, laser photocoagulation, photodynamic therapy and low vision devices. AMD is the leading cause of permanent, irreversible vision loss in the elderly. Among whites, it occurs more frequently. Etiology Among the risk factors: age Genetic variants (. Eg abnormal complement factor H) Family history Smoking cardiovascular disease hypertension obesity A diet of ?-3 fatty acids, and dark green leafy vegetables is poor pathophysiology occur in two different forms : dry (non-exudative or atrophic): Each AMD begins as a dry form. About 85% of people with AMD have only dry AMD. Wet (exudative or neovaskulär): The wet form occurs in approximately 15% of the people. Normal retinal imaging provided by Sunir Garg, M.D. var model = {thumbnailUrl: ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/normal_retina_high_de.jpg?la=de&thn=0&mw=350’ imageUrl: ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/normal_retina_high_de.jpg?la = en & thn = 0 ‘, title:’ Normal retina ‘description:’ u003Ca id = “v37894292 ” class = “”anchor “” u003e u003c / a u003e u003cdiv class = “”para “” u003e u003cp u003eDiese illustration shows the right retina of patients without retinopathy. The macula appears darker than the surrounding retina

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