Macular degeneration is an eye condition that causes a gradual deterioration in vision, especially in the center of one's visual field. Symptoms of the condition include blurred or distorted vision, and the inability to recognize faces. The most common cause of macular degeneration is aging, but other factors such as smoking and genetics can also contribute to its development. Treatment options include vitamin supplements, laser treatments, and ocular injections, the latter two options require regular monitoring. It is important to maintain regular eye examinations to catch the condition in its early stages.
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