Disease Information for Macular degeneration

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Acute Bilateral Vision Loss
Acute Vision Loss
Bilateral Vision Loss
Blurred Cloudy Vision
Central Vision Loss/Scotoma
Chronic Progressive Vision Loss
Chronic Vision Loss, Persistent
Decreasing visual acuity
Decreasing visual acuity in Elderly
Dimming vision/acute
Eye symptoms/signs
Marcus-Gunn pupil reaction/consensory sign
Ophthalmoscopic drusen (retina finding)
Ophthalmoscopic/Fundoscopic exam/abnormal
Retinal Macula Edema
Retinal scar/gliosis
Retinopathy signs on exam
Vision Loss
Visual Problems
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic only
Course/Progressive/slowly chronic illness
Demographics & Risk Factors
Ethnic or Racial Factors
Population Caucasian/White
Population Group
Aged Adult
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Adult Aged Only
Population/Adult/all
Population/Female
Diagnostic Test Results
Other Tests & Procedures
Amsler chart/Central vision distortion
TEST/Fluoroscein retinal angiography abnormal
Visual Fields Test Abnormal
Visual fields/Central scotomata
Visual Fields/Central visual field loss
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Diabetic retinopathy
Hypertensive retinopathy, acute
Hypertensive, chronic retinopathy
Optic neuritis
Retina detachment
Ischemic Retinopathy
Associated Disease & Complications
Blindness
Blindness in Elderly
Blindness, central
Charles Bonnet Syndrome
Macular (Macula lutea) degeneration
Retinopathy
Visual acuity loss
Disease Synergy - Causes
Synergy/Tobacco smoking
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Eye involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Eyes/accessory (category)
CLASS/Retina involvement/disorder (ex)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Macular involvement/disorder (ex)
Process
PROCESS/Age/senescence disorder (ex).
PROCESS/Degenerative/necrosis disorder (category)
PROCESS/Use/Age/atrophic disorder (category)
Synonyms
Synonym
Degeneration macular, Degenerations Macular, MACULA LUTEA DEGENERATION, MACULAR DEGENERATION, Macular degeneration (disorder), Macular degeneration of retina unspecified, Macular degeneration syndrome, Macular Degenerations, Macular luteal degeneration, Retinal macula lutea degeneration, Senile macular retinal degeneration, Synonym/Macula lutea degeneration, Synonym/Macular degeneration dry type, Synonym/Macular degeneration wet type (severe), Synonym/Senile macular degeneration, Synonym/SMD (senile macula degeneration), Synonym/SMD/Macular degeneration
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Anti-platelet/anticoagulant
RX/Anti-VGEF (RhuFab)
RX/Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic acid)
RX/Beta-carotene
RX/Low-dose aspirin
RX/Selenium/trace metal
RX/Vitamin E
Definition

Degenerative changes in the macula lutea of the retina; Wet and dry subtypes; hereditary worse that senile dry type;

known as SMD or senile macula degeneration; anti-oxidant and anti-platelet therapy slows progression

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NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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