Houston eye doctors from The Eye Clinic of Texas raised the awareness that excessive drinking of alcohol may predispose you to increased risk of age related macular degeneration (AMD) according to a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. By drinking more than the recommended daily amount of alcohol may increase the risk of eye disease such as age related macular degeneration (AMD) is now believed to be greater than for others. A standard glass of wine or beer each contains about 15g of alcohol. “It appears from this study that consuming more than 20g of alcohol a day was associated with an increase in early age-related macular degeneration of about 20 per cent in men and women compared with non-drinkers,” noted Ophthalmologist Bernard Milstein, M.D. While many other studies reported the risk of heavy drinking on eye health, there was little evidence until now about the specific association between moderate drinking and age-related macular degeneration.
If you or someone you know has questions about eye health, macular degeneration and drinking alcohol please feel free to call The Eye Clinic of Texas at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas or facebook.com/ecot.lasik to schedule an appointment.
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