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Various studies found between 13% and 24% of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) patients had experienced visual hallucinations.

Mitchell, Jan, and Clare Bradley. Quality of Life in Age-Related Macular Degeneration: A review of the literature. University of London; 2006. http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1780057

Reference

Title
Quality of Life in Age-Related Macular Degeneration: A review of the literature
Publisher
University of London
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Mitchell, Jan, and Clare Bradley
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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