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Recent Study Shows Age-Related Macular Degeneration Diagnosis Is Being Missed In Seniors
A new JAMA Ophthalmology reveals that 1 in 4 seniors are not being diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration when the signs were present in the dilated eye exam.
Researchers at the University of Alabama, Birmingham reexamined almost 650 patients, average age of 69, who had a dilated eye exam and determined that 25% had AMD undiagnosed.
This is a major concern given that AMD is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss in adults over 50 years old. The best tool in the fight against AMD is knowledge. Knowing the risk factors include age over 60, farsightedness, being female, a history of sunlight exposure, lighter colored iris, smoking and a family history of the disease.
If you meet any of these criteria, make sure that you contact the Gordy EyeCare team to get you in for an eye exam. For more information, contact our team.CLICK HERE TO CONTACT GORDY EYECARE