Risk Factors

AMD, or age-related macular degeneration, is a leading cause of vision loss for Americans age 65 and older. As you age, your risk for AMD increases.

If you are 65 or older, you should:

  1. Visit your eye doctor regularly.
  2. Learn and watch for the signs of AMD.
  3. Take care of yourself.

Other Risk Factors

Other risk factors for age-related macular degeneration include:

  • race (Caucasian)
  • smoking
  • diet
  • genetic factors

Amsler Grid Test

The purpose of this section is to check adults for Macular Degeneration using an Amsler Grid pattern.

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