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    Mayo Clinic Minute: Treating age-related macular degeneration

a close-up of an elderly woman's right eyeAge-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the most common reasons for vision loss in people over 65. A family history of AMD, smoking and obesity can put you at greater risk for it. The good news is early diagnosis can preserve sight.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Jeff Olsen talks with Dr. Sophie Bakri, a Mayo Clinic retinal specialist, about what causes macular degeneration and how it can be treated.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

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