age-related maculopathy

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maculopathy, age-related

A condition in which there are large whitish-yellow soft drusen in the macular area and hyperpigmentation or depigmentation of the retinal pigment epithelium associated with the drusen. Small hard drusen may also be present. It occurs most commonly in individuals over 50 years of age and represents the early stage of age-related macular degeneration. The risk of progression of this condition may be decreased by dietary supplements of vitamin C and E, antioxidants (carotenoids such as lutein and zeaxanthin) and minerals (zinc and cupric acid).
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Delays in rod-mediated dark adaptation in early age-related maculopathy.
Plasma lutein and zeaxanthin and other carotenoids as modifiable risk factors for age-related maculopathy and cataract: the POLA Study.
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As the authors describe, two large trials (AREDS and the Vitamin E, Cataract, and Age-Related Maculopathy study [VECAT]) with long treatment duration and 4-6 years of follow-up, and six smaller trials with smaller sample sizes inform this meta-analysis.
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Driving habits and health-related quality of life in patients with age-related maculopathy.
Lutein and zeaxanthin in the diet and serum and their relation to age-related maculopathy in the third national health and nutrition examination survey.
THE NETHERLANDS--Dutch Researchers found that age and early age-related maculopathy (ARM) are both prominent independent risk factors for the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).