DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for age related macular degeneration

Age related macular degeneration [DOID:10871]

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a medical condition which usually affects older adults and results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field (the macula) because of damage to the retina. It occurs in “dry” and “wet” forms. It is a major cause of blindness and visual impairment in older adults (>50 years). Macular degeneration can make it difficult or impossible to read or recognize faces, although enough peripheral vision remains to allow other activities of daily life.

Synonyms:  age related macular degeneration,  DOID:10871,  Senile macular degeneration,  Senile macular retinal degeneration