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New guidelines to diagnose and treat age-related macular degeneration

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has produced new guidelines on age-related macular degeneration in a bid to prevent sight loss and improve diagnosis

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has produced new guidelines on age-related macular degeneration in a bid to prevent sight loss and improve diagnosis

Essential facts

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the term given to ageing changes without any other obvious cause, that occur in the central area of the retina (macula), sometimes with new blood vessel formation, which is known as wet AMD and is the most common form of macular degeneration.

AMD is the most common cause of visual impairment in the developed world and affects more than 600,000 people in the UK. AMD is a painless condition that generally leads to the gradual impairment of vision, but it can sometimes cause a rapid reduction in sight. It predominantly

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