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Wet macular degeneration

Wet macular degeneration is a chronic eye disorder that causes blurred vision or a blind spot in the visual field.

It occurs due to the excessive effects of vascular endothelial growth factor VEGF, causing the abnormal growth of fragile new blood vessels under the retina. These may bleed, or the fluid may leak from them, both of which damages the retina and worsens central vision.