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What causes macular degeneration (MD)?

Macular degeneration (MD) is caused by ageing processes in the eye that cause damage to the central retina (also called the macula). Risk factors that increase the chances of developing MD include ageing, having a family history of MD and smoking.

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Author: Kellie Heywood
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Cataracts

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