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AMD: when inflammation of the eye is involved

2021-10-10T19:36:44.880Z

Age-related macular degeneration is a multifactorial disease whose mechanisms remain poorly understood.



Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible central visual loss in France.

It is characterized by a progressive degeneration of the central area of ​​the retina, which allows the detailed vision necessary in particular for reading and recognizing faces.

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Concretely, for the patient, the initial stage is most often asymptomatic.

The patient may eventually have difficulty seeing in a dimly lit environment and may notice distortions of straight lines and blurry spots.

It is important to note that 50% of patients with the initial stage remain stable and will never develop advanced AMD.

There are two forms of advanced AMD: the atrophic form, which progresses slowly and causes slow loss of all central vision, and the wet form with the formation of new vessels in the retina.

Since 2006, the treatment of wet AMD has dramatically improved with the introduction of

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Source: lefigaro

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