Macular Degeneration

There are several risk factors for AMD including:

  • >50 yrs
  • Smoking; you are almost three times more likely to develop AMD if you smoke
  • Being overweight
  • The risk is greater with a family history
  • Cardiovascular disease or hypertension
  • A history of significant exposure to UV e.g., always worked outdoors
  • Women are at a greater risk than men