macular degeneration—age-related—9

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macular degeneration—age-related—9


Definition A form (OMIM:611378) of age-related macular degeneration*.

*A multifactorial condition that is the most common cause of irreversible vision loss in the developed world. It usually appears as ophthalmoscopically visible yellowish accumulations of protein and lipid lying under the retinal pigment epithelium and within an elastin-containing structure (Bruch’s membrane).

Molecular pathology Defects of C3, the gene encoding complement component 3, which plays a central role in activating the classical and alternative complement pathways, cause macular degeneration—age-related—9.


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