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Trials That Matter: Two Faces of Progress in the Treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Paul Epstein, MD, Deputy Editor
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From the American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Acknowledgments: The author thanks Stuart Fine, MD; Daniel Martin, MD; and Maureen Maguire, PhD, for ophthalmologic advice and review of the manuscript.

Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed.

Requests for Single Reprints: Customer Service, American College of Physicians, 190 N. Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106.


Ann Intern Med. 2007;146(7):532-534. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-146-7-200704030-00011
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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common ocular condition that may destroy central vision and have a devastating effect on the quality of life of people over the age of 55. Since the population of the United States is now living longer, more people are at risk for developing the disease as the population ages. By age 70, nearly 1 of 3 people shows signs of at least mild AMD on ophthalmologic examination.

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