DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for retinal degeneration

Retinal degeneration [DOID:8466]

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:  retinal degeneration,  DOID:8466,  RETINA degeneration,  degeneration of retina (disorder),  retina degeneration ...

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