What are the main risks of age-related macular degeneration?

What are the main risks for Age-related Macular Degeneration

  1. Age (over 50 years) – the prevalence of macular degeneration increases with increasing age
  2. Family history – there is a genetic component to macular degeneration so it is important to know if it impacts your parents, siblings, grandparents.
  3. Cigarette smoking
  4. High blood pressure
  5. Diet high in saturated fats (e.g. butter, meat)
  6. Obesity
  7. Caucasian

The doctors at Retina Associates of Florida provide the latest diagnostic and treatments for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in their Tampa, Brandon and Lakeland offices.

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