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Clinical Practice

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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  • Rajendra S. Apte, M.D., Ph.D.

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in older persons in industrialized nations. Micronutrient supplementation can reduce the risk of progression to advanced AMD. Treatment of neovascular AMD with anti–vascular endothelial growth factor pharmacotherapy reduces vision loss.

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Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Developmental Biology, and Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis.

Address reprint requests to Dr. Apte at the Departments of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Developmental Biology, and Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 S. Euclid Ave., Box 8096, St. Louis, MO 63110, or at .

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