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Who is most at risk for macular degeneration?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Older age Caucasian

Smoker, obese, family history of amd, also CRP and complement factor h.

In brief: Older age Caucasian

Smoker, obese, family history of amd, also CRP and complement factor h.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Keshav Narain
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Family history

Individuals with a family history, over the age of 60, and with findings of drusen in the retina.
Several genetic tests are now available for estimating risk of forming wet macular degeneration in patient who have the early form. The areds study established the role that certain vitamins (c, e) beta carotene and zinc play a major role as well.

In brief: Family history

Individuals with a family history, over the age of 60, and with findings of drusen in the retina.
Several genetic tests are now available for estimating risk of forming wet macular degeneration in patient who have the early form. The areds study established the role that certain vitamins (c, e) beta carotene and zinc play a major role as well.
Dr. Keshav Narain
Dr. Keshav Narain
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology

In brief: Older family history

The risk factors for macular degeneration can include: age, lightly pigmented eyes, history in primary relative, smoking, etc.
Overall, the highest risk is increasing age.

In brief: Older family history

The risk factors for macular degeneration can include: age, lightly pigmented eyes, history in primary relative, smoking, etc.
Overall, the highest risk is increasing age.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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