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AMD: a preventable form of vision loss
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can be stopped or slowed if caught early enough. Regular eye exams are crucial.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a common cause of vision loss in later life, damages the part of the eye (the macula) that provides clear central vision. Being aware of AMD's earliest symptoms and having regular eye exams may catch the disease in its early stages, allowing treatment in some cases and lifestyle modification in others.
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