Galveston and Houston eye specialists from The Eye Clinic of Texas highlighted a recent report on Macular Degeneration Risk Predictors. “Researchers reporting in the November 2011 edition of Ophthalmology, the official publication of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, used the factors of age, body mass index (BMI), smoking status, genetic variations, pre-existing retinal disease and drusen size to establish a means for predicting the risk of patients in progressing to the move visually disabling advanced Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). These factors strongly correlated with an elevated risk of progression to advanced Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)”, commented Texas Ophthalmologist Bernard Milstein, M.D. After evaluating almost 3,000 patients, it was demonstrated that patients who progressed to advanced AMD were older, less educated, more likely to be current or former smokers, and had higher body mass index (BMI) than those who did not progress.
If you are over 50 years old or even younger if you have a family history of AMD or any of the risk factors mentioned, you should call The Eye Clinic of Texas at 800-423-3937 to schedule an appointment.
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