Quantifying Changes In The Severity Of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Grant number: 350224

Abstract

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in our community. It is a progressive, late onset disease affecting central vision. Signs of disease are present in 15% of the population over 50 years with severe visual loss affecting increasing numbers in each subsequent decade. By 90 years 25% of people will have lost significant vision. There is no prevention, and treatment options are limited and have little impact on the rates of blindness. AMD causes enormous personal costs and places a massive burden on health resources. The high prevalence, anticipated increase in the ageing population and the limited treatment options, highlight the urgency with which researc..

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