Age Related Macular Degeneration

Canadian Living has published one woman’s story and her dealing with age-related macular degeneration (AMD or ARMD).

Who is most likely to get AMD?

The greatest risk factor is age. Although AMD may occur during middle age, studies show that people over age 60 are clearly at greater risk than other age groups. For instance, a large study found that people in middle-age have about a 2 percent risk of getting AMD, but this risk increased to nearly 30 percent in those over age 75.

For more information

If you have any questions about AMD/ARMD or concerns about your vision, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Heeney or schedule an appointment.

Your vision, what could be more important!

* “AllAboutVision AMD”:http://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/amd.htm
* “NIH’s National Eye Instititues info page”:http://www.nei.nih.gov/health/maculardegen/armd_risk.asp
* “AMD.org”:http://www.amd.org/ provides additional information and resources