Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Macular Degeneration?
Common risk factors for the eye condition
(HealthDay News) -- Macular degeneration is a disease of the eye's macula, the portion responsible for your ability to see fine detail. Age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of vision loss, affects many people as they get older.
The U.S. National Eye Institute lists these risk factors for age-related macular degeneration:
- 60 or older.
- white race.
- family history of macular degeneration.
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