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Age-related macular degeneration is an eye disease that causes blurry vision and makes it hard to read, drive, and see pictures or faces. It happens because of damage to the macula, the part of the eye that helps you see the fine detail in things that are in front of you.
There are two types of macular degeneration: wet and dry.
The wet form is much less common, but it is more sudden and severe.
Current as of: December 18, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Christopher J. Rudnisky MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
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