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Do you Know the Difference between Macular Degeneration and Macular Pucker/Epiretinal Membrane? In the ever-changing world of research, many new advancements in technology have come about. These advancements have changed the way eye doctors look at macular degeneration (AMD). Also, they have changed the way they see macular pucker (MP) as well. Research started in the late 1800's and has given doctors more of an understanding of the two conditions. In this article, we will discuss the differences between the two conditions. The point of this article is to keep...

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Macular Degeneration or Macular Hole? What’s the Difference? Many people each year go blind or have severely impaired vision as a result of macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is a progressive eye disease, mostly associated with age, that affects millions of Americans each year. In fact, it’s the leading cause of vision loss for senior citizens in America. What is Macular Degeneration? Macular degeneration occurs in the macula, the region at the center of the eye’s retina. It’s the part of the eye that responds most readily to light and allows...

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What is the Macular Degeneration Association and what do they do? The Macular Degeneration Association (MDA) is an organization that focuses on research, informing the public, and eventually curing macular degeneration. The MDA is a non-profit organization and relies on donations. The MDA is an IRS-recognized 501(c) (3) organization and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Macular degeneration is an eye disease that causes the retina to deteriorate, which in turn causes blindness. At this point, there is no cure for macular degeneration which is why it...

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