Macular degeneration: Drusen as promising biomarkers for progression of the disease

Via Top Health News -- ScienceDaily

Age-Related Macular Degeneration is a common disease of the center of the retina, primarily affecting seniors. The first signs of the disease are so-called drusen, which occur under the retina in the form of round, yellow deposits. However, in some way that has not yet been unexplained, these disappear over time, and this is a sign that there is a very high risk of developing advanced AMD and going blind. A research team has now developed a computer model that can be used with Optical Coherence Tomography to analyze which drusen will survive and which will disappear.

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