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Age-Related Macular Degeneration Infographic

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Infographic on Age-related Macular Degeneration

Protect Your Eyes
Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
Facts and Prevention Tips

AMD is a leading cause of vision loss in the U.S. It destroys the macula, the part of the eye that provides sharp, central vision needed for seeing objects clearly.

2.1 million people in the U.S. have AMD

As the population ages, the number of case is expected to increase:

AMD Risk Factors

Reduce Your Risk

The Bottom Line
Early detection is important. If you are over age 60, get a dilated eye exam at least once a year.

Note: Prevalence estimates are on late AMD, involving neovascular AMD and geographic atrophy.

Source: National Eye Institute, NIH, 2013

Department of Health and Human Services NIH, the National Institutes of Health