By Philip L. Penfold, Jan M. Provis

 Macular Degeneration: technology & drugs in perform offers a special assessment of present pondering within the pathogenesis, prevalence and therapy of AMD. It comprises, for the 1st time, a synthesis of the perspectives of the world's top scientists and practitioners concerning retinal biology, simple mechanisms, scientific and pathogenetic procedures, and rational techniques to intervention.

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