Age-related macular degeneration and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy in Asia

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  • Wai-Man Chan Department of Ophthalmology, Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, Hong Kong.
  • Timothy YY Lai Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Abstract

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in patients aged 55 years or more in developed countries. In recent years, various epidemiological, genetic and clinical studies from Asian populations have demonstrated that age-related macular degeneration in Asians has its unique perspectives in terms of epidemiology, genetic factors, phenotypic pre- sentations, clinical subtypes and management approach. In particular, polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy is preva- lent in Asian populations compared with Caucasians. This review highlights and contrasts the clinical features and management of age-related macular degeneration and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy in Asians.

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2010-12-01

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Chan W-M, Lai TY. Age-related macular degeneration and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy in Asia. Hong Kong J Ophthalmol [Internet]. 2010Dec.1 [cited 2024Mar.2];14(1):14-9. Available from: https://hkjo.hk/index.php/hkjo/article/view/48

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