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  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD or ARMD)
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration (Dry)

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    Age-Related Macular Degeneration (Dry)

    Focal area of macular hypopigmentation in older adults is characteristic of geographic atrophy due to dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The small yellow spots (seen along the blood vessels at the top of the image) are drusen, one of the hallmarks of dry AMD.

    Image courtesy of Robert Machemer via the Online Journal of Ophthalmology (www.onjoph.com).

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