Macular degeneration: The role of reactive oxygen species

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Abstract

  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of registerable blindness in the developed world and its prevalence is likely to increase as a result of increased longevity.1 AMD is currently estimated to affect 12.7 million people in Europe and the USA.2,3 Furthermore, the incidence of AMD within the population appears to be increasing and there appears to be a tendency for a decrease in the age of onset.4.
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    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 10

  • 1420044338
  • International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9781420044331
  • Start Page

  • 171
  • End Page

  • 180