AMD: 25 to 30 million people affected worldwide

AMD is damage to the retina that causes the progressive loss of central vision.

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By: Raphaëlle Constant Follow

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On the occasion of the National Macula Days, which take place from November 22 to 26, we take stock of age-related macular degeneration.


The macula is an area of ​​the retina playing an essential role in the vision of details ... AMD is an impairment of the retina which causes the progressive loss of central vision.

About 25 to 30 million people worldwide suffer from this disease.

Due to the aging of the population, this figure could double in the next 35 years.

When and how to get tested?

How to curb the irreversible loss of visual acuity?

What are the new treatment options?

  • Dr Oudy Semoun

    , doctor of medicine, specialized in surgery and ophthalmological pathology, hospital practitioner at the

    Intercommunal hospital of Créteil


    Specialist in the medical management of AMD.

  • Prof. Adama Fanny,

    Former head of the ophthalmology department of the CHU Treichville, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

    Professor of Ophthalmology UFR Sciences Médicales d'Abidjan.

    Secretary General

    Société Africaine Francophone d'Ophthalmologie (SAFO)

    and International Advisor to SFO

At the end of the program, on the occasion of World Diabetes Day and the 100th anniversary of insulin, we take stock with

Prof. Eugène Sobngui,

professor of endocrinology and diabetes.

Member of the African Academy of Sciences.

Head of the molecular medicine and metabolism laboratory at the University of Yaoundé 1


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