Age Related Macular Degeneration
Look to the future Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD)
is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss in the western world among
patients over the age of 55 years, its prevalence increases with age and in
Europe 220,000 new cases are diagnosed annually.
Results of recent studies suggest that the aetiology
and pathogenesis of ARMD are a complex interaction of genetic and external factors.
Several modifiable risk factors have been identified for ARMD and this presentation
will review the body of evidence that indicates the factors that serve to either
increase or decrease the risk of developing the condition.
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