Rom J Ophthalmol. 2015 Apr-Jun;59(2):74-7.


Objectives: The objective of our study was to review the current knowledge on Age- Related Macular Degeneration, including pathogenesis, ocular manifestations, diagnosis and ancillary testing.

Systematic review methodology: Relevant publications on Age-Related Macular Degeneration that were published until 2014.

Conclusions: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common macular disease affecting elderly people in the Western world. It is characterized by the appearance of drusen in the macula, accompanied by choroidal neovascularization (CNV) or geographic atrophy.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Systematic Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aging*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Disease Progression
  • Fluorescein Angiography / methods
  • Geographic Atrophy / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Macular Degeneration / diagnosis*
  • Macular Degeneration / epidemiology
  • Macular Degeneration / etiology
  • Prevalence
  • Retinal Drusen / diagnosis*
  • Retinal Drusen / epidemiology
  • Retinal Drusen / etiology
  • Risk Factors
  • Romania / epidemiology
  • Tomography, Optical Coherence / methods
  • Wet Macular Degeneration / diagnosis