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Vision impairment question, at what age do you get age related macular degeneration?
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
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In brief: No set age
Age-related macular degeneration (armd) is a condition that usually affects individuals over the age of 50 and causes central vision loss.
It is more common the older we get (likely because it becomes more noticeable) and has a peak in the 70s. It can be seen at earlier ages in some individuals, and the the age of onset will be younger as we get better at testing for it.

In brief: No set age
Age-related macular degeneration (armd) is a condition that usually affects individuals over the age of 50 and causes central vision loss.
It is more common the older we get (likely because it becomes more noticeable) and has a peak in the 70s. It can be seen at earlier ages in some individuals, and the the age of onset will be younger as we get better at testing for it.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Colin McCannel
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
In brief: Over 50
By definition, age related macular degeneration is diagnosed if the patient is at least age 50 years old, and has typical macular findings.
Individuals with a family history of amd are advised to have regular eye exams beginning at age 50 to look for signs, and start vitamin supplementation if appropriate.

In brief: Over 50
By definition, age related macular degeneration is diagnosed if the patient is at least age 50 years old, and has typical macular findings.
Individuals with a family history of amd are advised to have regular eye exams beginning at age 50 to look for signs, and start vitamin supplementation if appropriate.
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