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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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