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Małgorzata Pacholec: drug program for treatment of exudative form of AMD is exemplary in Poland

MedExpress Team

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Published Feb. 22, 2024 08:00

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Małgorzata Pacholec, founder of the Retina AMD Association Poland, talks about the challenges of retinal diseases.

How challenging are retinal diseases for seniors?

Despite medical advances, we are still afflicted by conditions that threaten to take away our vision. One of them is AMD, or age-related macular degeneration, dubbed the epidemic of 21st century blindness. More and more people are living to a ripe old age, and the condition is emerging just in the third period of our lives, that of seniors. Although if we say that already 50-year-olds can have AMD, we do not associate it with the term senior citizen. There are retinal diseases that develop later. Therefore, we need to know about them to guard against their effects. Because acutely AMD or other retinal diseases are progressive and badly promising diseases, untreated they take away our vision. And if a person...

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