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Retinal Pigment Epithelial Detachment in Age-Related Macular Degeneration

  • Albrecht LommatzschEmail author
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Abstract

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of blindness defined by law, in the western world, its late stages having a reported frequency of 12% [1]. It is a complex disease of the central retina with a prevalence of 30% in the population aged over 80 years.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologySt. Franziskus HospitalMuensterGermany
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany

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