Conditions InDepth: Macular Degeneration
Macular degeneration is a chronic and usually progressive disorder that affects the central part of the retina (the macula) and causes reduced ability to see. Macular degeneration causes a gradual loss of sharp, central vision.
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 05/2014
- Update Date: 05/17/2014
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