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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, Gisele, Alan Cruess, Andrew Lotery, Daniel Pauleikhoff, Jordi Mones, Gergana Zlateva, Ronald Buggage, John Conlon, and Thomas F. Goss. 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, Gisele, Alan Cruess, Andrew Lotery, Daniel Pauleikhoff, Jordi Mones, Gergana Zlateva, Ronald Buggage, John Conlon, and Thomas F. Goss
Volume & Issue
Volume 125, Issue 9
Pages
1249-54
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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