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Laser treatment has been shown to be an effective treatment option, at least compared to ETDRS photocoagulation in patients without pericentral scotoma (which reduces retinal function).
The two forms of age-related maculopathy--exudative and nonexudative--are capable of affecting the macula, with potential symptoms including decreased contrast sensitivity, decreased visual acuity, abnormal adaptation to the dark, and central or pericentral scotomas (Jager, Mieler, & Miller, 2008).