eye disease caused by degeneration of the cells of the macula lutea and results in blurred vision; can cause blindness
- In the wet (exudative) form, which is more severe, blood vessels grow up from the choroid behind the retina.
- The retina can also become detached.
- In the dry (nonexudative) form, cellular debris called drusen accumulate between the retina and the choroid.
- The retina can become detached.
medication that stops and sometimes reverses the growth of blood vessels