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What are drusen?

Drusen are little white or yellow spots that appear in the retina. They're fairly common but appear most often in people over the age of 60. It's not clear if having drusen increases the risk of age-related macular degeneration -- unless they are large or numerous. Either of those qualities does seem to affect risk.

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