Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)


Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of blindness in individuals over the age of 50.

In the past, AMD was perceived to be more prevalent in Caucasians than Asians. However, recent studies have shown that although that is true of late AMD, the prevalence of early AMD among both Caucasians and Asians are comparable. The prevalence of early and late AMD among Singaporean Malays is 3.5% and 0.3% respectively, affecting more men than women.

To date, there is no data on AMD among Malaysians. This registry aims to establish a database of the demographics, risk factors, clinical features and methods of treatment used in newly diagnosed patients with AMD seen at ophthalmology departments.


Objectives of AMD Registry


To determine patientsí characteristics, risk factors and clinical presentation of AMD


To study types of AMD based on clinical and investigative examinations


To evaluate quality of life among AMD patients


To evaluate types of treatments given to patients




All newly diagnosed patients with AMD at the Ophthalmology Department of Hospital Selayang.

Downloadable Data Collection Form

1. Age Macular Degeneration Form  (PDF 66 Kb)

2. Data Definition (PDF 26 Kb)



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is a disease clinical database, designed as a prospective, ongoing systematic collection of data pertaining to specific visual threatening eye diseases, such as cataract, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, contact lens related corneal ulcer, and outcome of cataract surgery.