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The prevalence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in the 40 and older population has decreased from an estimated 9.4% from 1988 to 1994, to 6.5% for 2005 to 2008.

Reference

Title
Prevalence of Age-Related Macular Degeneration in the U.S. Population
Publication
Arch Ophthalmol
Publication Date
January 2011
Authors
Klein R, Chou C, Klein B, Zhang X
Volume & Issue
Volume 129, Issue 1
Pages
75-80
URL
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