What are risk factors for Age- Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)?
Macular degeneration primarily affects older Caucasians, although it has been reported in younger individuals and multiple races. Cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, and a positive family history of AMD may predispose you to developing AMD. Although there is currently no way to definitively predict who will or will not develop AMD, those with affected relatives are at high risk. As a result, adult relatives of patients with AMD should schedule an appointment with a retinal specialist and undergo a baseline evaluation. Your doctor can then tell discuss your risk of developing the advanced form of AMD.
Can you prevent Age- Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)?
No, many older adults will develop AMD as part of the natural aging process. Frequent eye exams are a good way to screen for and monitor the progression of conditions like AMD.
Can Age- Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) be cured?
No, there is not currently a cure for AMD, but clinical trials and advances in technology are being discovered for new way to treat and manage the condition.
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““I’ve been a patient at Retinal Consultants for almost 3 years and get the best care regarding Macular Degenerative Disease. It’s a progressive disease but is under control due to the professional service provided”
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Conditions We Treat
Our ophthalmologists are experienced in diagnosing and treating many retinal conditions.