Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Prim Care. 2015 Sep;42(3):377-91. doi: 10.1016/j.pop.2015.05.009.


Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in the elderly. AMD is diagnosed based on characteristic retinal findings in individuals older than 50. Early detection and treatment are critical in increasing the likelihood of retaining good and functional vision.

Keywords: Age-related macular degeneration; Dry AMD; Exudative age-related macular degeneration; Neovascular age-related macular degeneration; Nonexudative age-related macular degeneration; Wet AMD.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Comorbidity
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Light Coagulation / methods
  • Macular Degeneration / diagnosis
  • Macular Degeneration / epidemiology*
  • Macular Degeneration / therapy*
  • Middle Aged
  • Optical Devices
  • Photochemotherapy / methods
  • Prevalence
  • Primary Health Care*
  • Referral and Consultation*
  • Risk Factors
  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A / antagonists & inhibitors


  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A