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Living with age-related macular degeneration treatment: Patient experiences of being treated with ranibizumab (Lucentis) intravitreal injections

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Living with age-related macular degeneration treatment : Patient experiences of being treated with ranibizumab (Lucentis) intravitreal injections. / Thetford, Clare; Hodge, Suzanne; Harding, Simon; Taylor, Sandra; Knox, Paul.

In: British Journal of Visual Impairment, Vol. 31, No. 2, 05.2013, p. 89-101.

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Thetford, Clare ; Hodge, Suzanne ; Harding, Simon ; Taylor, Sandra ; Knox, Paul. / Living with age-related macular degeneration treatment : Patient experiences of being treated with ranibizumab (Lucentis) intravitreal injections. In: British Journal of Visual Impairment. 2013 ; Vol. 31, No. 2. pp. 89-101.

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