Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Clinical Features:

The hallmark feature of dry AMD is the presence of drusen, which are yellow-colored subretinal deposits that range in size and appearance (Fig. 7.1.1). Small, fine drusen without other manifestations such as RPE changes or atrophy should not be considered AMD. Additionally, there can be varied pigmentary changes within the RPE. Advanced forms of AMD feature atrophy of the RPE with eventual GA, which can occur in the presence or absence of drusen (Fig. 7.1.2 and Fig. 7.1.3).