Macular degeneration is classified as either Dry AMD (non-neovascular) or Wet AMD (neovascular). Neovascular, or neovascularization, is a term used to describe the growth of new blood vessels in an area where they should not be.
The exact cause for AMD is unknown, however common risk factors for this disease include:
Macular degeneration is classified as either dry (non-neovascular) or wet (neovascular). Neovascular, or neovascularization, is a term used to describe the growth of new blood vessels in an area where they should not be.
There is no definitive cure for AMD, but there are measures that can be taken to delay its progression. Treatments for macular degeneration depend on whether the disease is in its early dry form stage, or its more advanced wet form stage, which can lead to serious vision loss.
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