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AMD prevalence increases 4x per decade

AMD prevalence increases 4x per decade

Posted on 04th April 2012

A recent meta analysis of journal articles has found the prevalence of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) increases 4 times for every decade of age beyond 50.

retina46 papers from 1950 onwards were analysed by researchers. Due to the differences in the way each of the studies was written, comparison was difficult and among the many interesting details, this key finding emerged: the prevalence of AMD (that is the total number of people with the condition at a given time) increases by a factor of 4 every decade after 50 years old.

At 50 the prevalence of AMD is low at 0.04% but rises to an alarming 12% at age 90 making it a leading cause of registrable visual impairment in older adults.

These findings highlight the benefit of a thorough examination of the eye. Cameron Optometry is one of a handful of practices in the UK with an OCT (Optical Coherence Tomographer) which is the gold standard testing method of AMD. Combining this with our unparalleled expertise in macular disease means we can give the most reliable and accurate advice regarding treatment options.


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