macular degeneration—age-related—8

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macular degeneration—age-related—8


Macular degeneration—age-related—8 is a form (OMIM:613778) of age-related macular degeneration—MD*.

*A multifactorial eye disease which is the most common cause of irreversible vision loss in the developed world. In most patients, MD is manifest as ophthalmoscopically visible yellowish accumulations of protein and lipid underlying the retinal pigment epithelium and within Bruch’s membrane–an elastin-containing structure.

Molecular pathology Defects of ARMS2, which encodes a protein  thought to play a role in diseases of ageing, increase susceptibility for macular degeneration—age-related—8. 


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