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. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a degenerative, progressive disease of the macular region of the retina, which is the leading cause of central vision loss in older people in developed countries.
Purpose of the study. to study the incidence rates of AMD in the Republic of Uzbekistan in the context of regions.
Material and methods: based on the data of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan, data from the reporting documentation of the Republican Specialized Scientific and Practical Medical Center for Eye Microsurgery, a retrospective analysis of the dynamics of indicators of general and primary morbidity of AMD for the period from 2010 to 2019 in the context of regions of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the city of Tashkent was carried out and statistical methods.
Research results.?nalysis of the overall morbidity showed that relative to 2010, the indicators had some downward trend - in 2011 - 15.09, in 2012 - 14.73, but since 2013 they have been growing and in 2019 increased by 7.25 per 100 thousand population relative to 2010 (from 16.30 to 23.55 per 100 thousand population). An analysis of the primary incidence of AMD indicates that the rates are steadily growing from 3.60 in 2010 to 8.38 per 100 thousand population in 2019 (by 4.78).
Conclusions. For the first time, the indicators of the incidence of AMD in the Republic of Uzbekistan for a 10 year period are presented, which indicate a high level, in comparison with developed countries, a growth trend and uneven numbers in the regions, which requires organizational and other decisions.