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Report examines 10 year progression of AMD
Report examines 10 year progression of AMD (January 13, 2013 - Insidermedicine) From Bethesda - A new report published in JAMA Ophthalmology examines the 10 year progression of age-related macular degeneration and factors raising risk of advanced AMD. Researchers studied over 4,000 individuals with and without AMD who were taking part in the Age-Related Eye Disease Study. Participants were 55-85 years of age, and were followed for 10 years. Results showed that risk of the disease progressing to advanced AMD was elevated with increasing age and severity of drusen. Women and current smokers were also at increased risk of nevovascular AMD
 
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