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One study reported emotional distress scores in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) patients comparable to scores of individuals with serious illnesses such as melanoma and HIV.

Mitchell J, Bradley C. 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

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Title
Quality of Life in Age-Related Macular Degeneration: A review of the literature
Publisher
University of London
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Mitchell J, Bradley C
URL
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