Who is at risk for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)?


The risk for AMD increases with age. AMD is most common in older people, but it can occur during middle age. Generally, though, the risk increases with age.

Other risk factors include:

  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Caucasians are much more likely to lose vision from AMD than African-Americans
  • Family history. People with a family history of AMD are at higher risk of getting the disease
  • Women appear to be at greater risk than men

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