74% of age-related macular degeneration linked to two key genes

6 April 2006

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common form of visual impairment and blindness in developed countries, affecting around half a million people in the UK alone, and is the leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 60. Macular degeneration is a blanket name for a large number of individual conditions involving damage to the macula, a small area of the retina at the back of the eye.

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