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MD

The two-character ISO 3166 country code for MOLDOVA, REPUBLIC OF.

MD

1. ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for the Republic of Moldova. This is the code used in international transactions to and from Moldovan bank accounts.

2. ISO 3166-2 geocode for Moldova. This is used as an international standard for shipping to Moldova. Each Moldovan subdivision has its own code with the prefix "MD." For example, the code for the City of Cahul is ISO 3166-2:MD-CA.
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RPE cells derived from patients mimicked several characteristics of macular degeneration when aged in a dish, like producing the hallmark deposits.
Sadly, macular degeneration is projected to affect almost 300 million people worldwide in the next 25 years.
Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of reading impairment and legal blindness in the country.
The wet form of macular degeneration occurs only in about 10 to 15 percent of people with the disease, but it accounts for two-thirds of advanced AMD and, therefore, leads to significantly more severe vision loss from AMD than the dry form, according to the National Eye Institute.
A large body of evidence supports cigarette smoking as an important cause of age-related macular degeneration," Christen said.
Larger studies that follow people over time and document their aspirin use and vision will help resolve aspirin's role in macular degeneration, de Jong added.
However, there does also appear to be a genetic influence that significantly increases the risk of developing macular degeneration, particularly if other risk factors are present.
Another study report, "Dietary Intake of Antioxidants and Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration," was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (December 28, 2005).
Preliminary studies of ranibizumab convinced the Food and Drug Administration in June to approve the drug to treat wet macular degeneration.
The most common cause of vision loss in people over 65 in this country is age-related macular degeneration, or AMD.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of vision loss in adults over 50 in the U.
Some cases of the wet form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can be treated with thermal laser surgery or with photodynamic laser therapy, but neither treatment can restore lost vision.

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