Age-related Macular Degeneration-an Emerging And Re-emerging Eye Blinding Disease

  • E Esenwah
Keywords: Age-relatedmacular degeneration, Retinal pigment epithelium,


Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is an ocular condition that affects older adults (50 years and above age group), resulting in loss of central vision. It is emerging as the leading cause of legal blindness in the world, over taking glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy combined. Arecent study carried out in an Eye Clinic in Owerri over a period of 12 months, using a sample population of 2415, gave an insight of the prevalence of ARMD.The result of the study is presenting ARMD as an emerging public health concern hence this review.

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