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What is wet macular degeneration (MD)?

Wet macular degeneration (MD) occurs when damage to the retina causes abnormal blood vessels to grow into the central retina. Because these vessels are abnormal, they tend to leak blood and fluid, which can cause severe scarring. Sudden changes in vision, such as dark or blank spots appearing, can be a sign of wet MD. Seeking early treatment offers the best chance at preserving as much vision as possible.

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Author: Kellie Heywood
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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