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Prevalence and Phenotypes of Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Eyes With High Myopia.

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Summary of "Prevalence and Phenotypes of Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Eyes With High Myopia."

To analyze the frequency and phenotypic variation of AMD in subjects with high myopia (HM), and to describe the clinical course and response to treatment of neovascularization (NV).

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Name: Investigative ophthalmology & visual science
ISSN: 1552-5783
Pages: 1394-1402

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A form of MACULAR DEGENERATION also known as dry macular degeneration marked by occurrence of a well-defined progressive lesion or atrophy in the central part of the RETINA called the MACULA LUTEA. It is distinguishable from WET MACULAR DEGENERATION in that the latter involves neovascular exudates.

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