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Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Macula lutea is a circular area oriented in the central retina. Retina is the inner, neural tissue of the eye, where the light is transformed in electrical signal and is transmitted through the optic nerve to the brain. Macula is responsible for central vision and recognition of faces and color vision. Any disorder on this area causes central vision damage.

Drusen characteristics

Drusens are yellow-type deposits, which are located under the retina. There are seen often in people over 60 years old. The ophthalmologist may notice the drusens through fundoscopy (examination through dilated pupils).
Drusens do not cause vision loss by themselves. In fact, scientists are not sure about the exact connection of drusens with AMD, but it is certain that an increase in the number and size of drusens, increases the patient's risk of developing AMD.

 

Fundus photo showing drusen in dry AMDFundus photo showing drusen in dry AMD

 

 

Research

Researches continue intensively for the treatment options of Age Related Macular Degeneration. This relates to improving the implementation of existing treatments and the discovery of new therapeutic approaches.

Success Rates

Retinal detachment
Final restoration → 98,7%!

Μacular hole, final
restoration → 100%!

Epiretinal Membrane → Final Restoration 100%!
Lameral Hole → research in progress, results will be presented soon

 

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