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Who gets AMD?

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About 2% of people in their 50s have AMD, and almost a third of people older than 75 do.

SOURCES:

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Macular Degeneration."

American Macular Degeneration Foundation: "What Is Macular Degeneration?"

Bright Focus Foundation: "Prevention & Risk Factors."

Foundation Fighting Blindness: "What Is Macular Degeneration?"

National institutes of Health Senior Health: "Age-Related Macular Degeneration."

National Health Service UK: "Macular Degeneration - Causes"

UptoDate: "Age-related macular degeneration: Clinical presentation, etiology, and diagnosis," "Cataract in adults."

National Eye Institute: "Facts About Age-Related Macular Degeneration," "Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)."

American Academy of Ophthalmology: "Who is at Risk for Macular Degeneration?"

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on August 31, 2020

SOURCES:

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Macular Degeneration."

American Macular Degeneration Foundation: "What Is Macular Degeneration?"

Bright Focus Foundation: "Prevention & Risk Factors."

Foundation Fighting Blindness: "What Is Macular Degeneration?"

National institutes of Health Senior Health: "Age-Related Macular Degeneration."

National Health Service UK: "Macular Degeneration - Causes"

UptoDate: "Age-related macular degeneration: Clinical presentation, etiology, and diagnosis," "Cataract in adults."

National Eye Institute: "Facts About Age-Related Macular Degeneration," "Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)."

American Academy of Ophthalmology: "Who is at Risk for Macular Degeneration?"

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on August 31, 2020

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