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Age-related Macular Degeneration Leading Cause Of Blindness In Seniors

Eye Disease Increases with age

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in seniors. It affects nearly 2.1 million people and that number is expected to double to 5.4 million by 2050.

The main reason that AMD is so prevalent in seniors is the fact that they neglect their routine eye exams. With routine eye exams, AMD is able to be caught and treated. It is recommended that people over the age of 65 should have eye exams every 1 to 2 years, even if there are no symptoms of eye problems.

If you or someone you know is dealing with age-related macular degeneration and you have questions, we'd be happy to answer them for you. Just contact our team to set an appointment.

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Monday, February 06, 2017 written by Gordy EyeCare Team
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