Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Risk Factors
While taking ocular vitamins is an effective way to help preserve your vision and protect your eyes, there are some risk factors that are beyond your control. But you still should be aware of them.
Be Aware of the Risks
- Age -- According to eye experts, age is the greatest risk factor for AMD. At age 50, you have just a 2% risk, but that figure jumps to nearly 30% by age 70.
- Family History -- an immediate blood relative has AMD, you are at greater risk for developing it.
- Gender -- Women may be more susceptible to developing AMD than men.
- Race -- Caucasians may have a greater chance of suffering from AMD.
Minimize Your Risk of Developing AMD