Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ISSN: 2582-3191)

Short Communication Volume 4 Issue 11

Tackling an Age-Related Macular Degeneration in the Low and Middle Income Countries

Raba Thapa*

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology (NAMS), Vitreo-Retina Specialist, Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, Kathmandu, Nepal

*Corresponding Author: Raba Thapa, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology (NAMS), Vitreo-Retina Specialist, Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Received: August 27, 2021 ; Published: October 07, 2021.


Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the public eye health problem that accounts for the 8.7% of the total blindness in the world [1]. AMD has been the most common cause of blindness among elderly in developed countries [2,3]. Life expectancy has been markedly improved in low and middle income countries like in higher income countries due to facilities in health care services and improved nutrition. With the ageing population, AMD has been the emerging cause of visual impairment and blindness among elderly in the low and middle income countries [4-7]. Population based studies reported AMD as the most common cause of morbidity among the elderly and leading cause of blindness after cataract [5].



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Citation: Raba Thapa. “Tackling an Age-Related Macular Degeneration in the Low and Middle Income Countries".Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 4.11 (2021): 25-26.


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