Causes of Age-related Macular Degeneration
The main cause of age-related macular degeneration, both in the early forms and the wet and dry advanced forms, is ageing. Smoking, vitamin deficiency and, in some cases, a certain genetic predisposition are also known to be determining factors.
Aged 60-65 or over.
Affects more women than men.
A family history of AMD.
Smoker or ex-smoker.
Diets high in fats and/or low in nutrients and antioxidants.
Prolonged exposure to the sun.
High blood pressure.
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