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Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

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Causes and Risk Factors

Risk factors of the disease are as follows:


Female gender

Race (advanced form of AMD is more common in whites)


Obesity/ High cholesterol intake

Sunlight exposure

Hypertension and cardiovascular disease

Genetic factors

Age is the most important risk factor. The prevalence of AMD increases with age. It increases from 1.6% in the 52-64yr group to 27.9% above 74 yrs of age.

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