Causes of Age-related Macular Degeneration

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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.

Old man

Aged 60-65 or over.

Woman

Affects more women than men.

DNA

A family history of AMD.

Cigarette

Smoker or ex-smoker.

apple

Diets high in fats and/or low in nutrients and antioxidants.

Sunglasses

Prolonged exposure to the sun.

Tensiometer

High blood pressure.

sedentary lifestyle

Sedentary lifestyle.

Substantiated information by:
Ricardo CasaroliOphthalmologist — Ophthalmology DepartmentMª Socorro AlforjaOphthalmologist — Ophthalmology DepartmentJavier Zarranz-VenturaOphthalmologist — Ophthalmology Department

Published: 20 February 2018
Updated: 20 February 2018

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