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Patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) reported 45% worse vision-related functioning, 13% worse overall well-being, 30% more anxiety, and 42% more depression than those without the disease.  They also reported a doubled fall rate and a quadrupled need for assistance with activities of dailing living.

Soubrane G, Cruess A, Lotery A, Pauleikho D, et al. Burden and Health Care Resource Utilization in Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Arch Ophthalmol. 2007; 125(9): 1249-54. http://archopht.ama-assn.org/cgi/reprint/125/9/1249.pdf

Reference

Title
Burden and Health Care Resource Utilization in Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Publication
Arch Ophthalmol
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Soubrane G, Cruess A, Lotery A, Pauleikho D, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 125, Issue 9
Pages
1249-54
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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