publication . Master thesis . 2009

Age related macular degeneration - modern diagnostic and therapeutic preventive approach

Gogelová, Blanka;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
  • Country: Czech Republic
Abstract
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease associated with aging that gradually destroys sharp, central vision. Central vision is needed for seeing objects clearly and for common daily tasks such as reading and driving. AMD affects the macula, the part of the eye that alows seeing of fine details. AMD occurs in two form: dry and wet. In dry AMD, the light sensitive cells in the macula slowly break down. As fewer cells in the macula are able to function, people will see details less clearly in front of them, such as faces or words in book. Dry AMD often occurs in just one eye at first. Later the other eye can be affected. The most common early sign is bl...
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Medical Subject Headings: eye diseasesgenetic structuressense organs
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