- Potentially progressive maculopathy.
- Sudden-onset blurring or distortion of vision is often the presenting symptom.
- Characterised by drusen formation, macular pigmentary changes, geographic atrophy, and neovascularisation of the choriocapillaris with exudation.
- Leading cause of adult blindness in industrialised nations.
- Typically affects white people aged >55 years.
- Diagnosis and treatment are highly specialised and involve consultation with a retinal consultant.
Last updated: Oct 10, 2012