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Macular Degeneration

May 23, 2007

Macular Degeneration is the MCC of blindness in people over 55 years old in the US. The visual defect is central scotoma.

Dry Macular Degeneration-fatty tissue(drusen) between the retina and Bruch’s membrane.

Wet Macular Degeneration-abnormal blood vessels grow behind the macula and bleed.

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  1. June 10, 2008 1:02 pm

    There are questions about macular degeneration in both usmleworld Q-banks, for step 1 and step 2 CK. It it very straight forward, but you gotta know it. Remember: central scotoma in older than 50 years of age patient.

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