• Vol. 44 No. 4
  • 15 April 2015

A Decade of Progress in the Understanding, Prevention and Treatment of Age-related Macular Degeneration in Singapore

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The year 2014 had marked the 10th anniversary of the nationwide Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness Week in Singapore.1 This public health campaign, organised annually since 2005, aims to generate awareness and understanding of AMD by promoting the importance of education, early detection, and knowledge of treatment and rehabilitation options for the disease. Besides increasing the number of people aged 50 years and older who receive regular eye examinations, the campaign aims to preserve vision and improve the quality of life of individuals affected by AMD and increase the proportion of people with AMD who receive treatment and rehabilitation. At this significant public health milestone, it is timely to review the remarkable decade of progress that has been made in the understanding, prevention and treatment of AMD in Singapore.

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