Macular Degeneration


Age-related macular degeneration (AMD, also named senile macular degeneration) is a degenerative disease of the macula lutea, the central area of the retina, where visual acuity is maximal (represented in dark blue). AMD occur in "dry" or "wet" forms. In the wet form, shown here, new choroidial blood vessels form (neovascularization) and invade the region located under the macula lutea; retinal hemorrhages can occur as these new vessels are very fragile, leading to destruction of the macula lutea.

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