Age-related macular degeneration, also called AMD, causes vision loss as the central portion of the retina of your eye deteriorates. Understanding the risk factors for macular degeneration can help you prevent vision loss.
This video discusses various risk factors and prevention tips for macular degeneration. A genetic predisposition toward this disease can combine with lifestyle factors to increase your risk of impaired vision. Age is the biggest risk factor for developing this eye disease; other factors include cigarette smoking, diet, and cardiovascular health. While some risk factors cannot be changed, modifying your lifestyle can significantly reduce your likelihood of developing AMD.
Are you concerned about macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, or diabetic retinopathy? Dr. Mark Hornfeld can help you develop healthy habits to protect your eyesight in NYC. Call (212) 580-8881 or visit us on the web to learn more about our ophthalmology practice.