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Non-Exudative Macular Degeneration and Management

  • Thomas R. Friberg
  • Kenneth T. Wals
Part of the Aging Medicine book series (AGME)

Abstract

Non-exudative, age-related macular degeneration, which accounts for 85 percent of AMD cases, includes a spectrum of macular pathology. In its most mild form, the macula possesses few Drusen or retinal pigmentary epithelial (RPE) change with no visual disability. At the other end of this spectrum, the macula is affected by large areas of RPE atrophy, with devastating loss of central vision.

This chapter examines normal and pathologic changes in the macular leading to non-exudative macular degeneration, and reviews the clinical trials that have been performed on patients with this disease.

Keywords

macular degeneration Drusen AREDS PTAMD CAPT CNVPT rheophoresis MIRA laser AMD 

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Copyright information

© Humana Press, a part of Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas R. Friberg
    • 1
  • Kenneth T. Wals
    • 1
  1. 1.UPMC-Eye CentreUPMC-Eye CentreUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghPA

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