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age-related macular degeneration type 5 (ARMD5)

ARMD5 is a form of age-related macular degeneration, a multifactorial eye disease and the most common cause of irreversible vision loss in the developed world. In most patients, the disease is manifest as ophthalmoscopically visible yellowish accumulations of protein and lipid that lie beneath the retinal pigment epithelium and within an elastin-containing structure known as Bruch membrane. 

ABREVIATION(S):
ARMD5

TYPE: eye or vision problem

Related patway(s): nucleotide excision repair (NER)

DNAtraffic protein(s) related to disease: ERCC6 (CSB)

OMIM: 613761

Last modification date: Aug. 17, 2011