New NEI Study Investigates Age-Related Macular Degeneration – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Keeping our eyes healthy is important throughout our lives, yet millions of Americans lose some of their vision every year to a variety of causes. One of those causes is age-related macular degeneration or AMD.
Dr. Meyerle: There are two different forms…
Narrator: Dr. Catherine Meyerle is with the National Eye Institute.
Dr. Meyerle: The wet form which is also known as the neovascular form, and the dry form. There are different stages of the dry form; there is early, intermediate and advanced.
Narrator: AMD is a disease associated with aging that gradually destroys sharp, central vision necessary for seeing objects clearly. For more information about AMD stages, and vision research, visit www.nei.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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