Patient Comments: Macular Degeneration - Risk Factors

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If you or a relative has macular degeneration, what were the risk factors? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: David, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: February 11

Other than getting to age 60 and having high blood pressure (that has been well-controlled to 120/70 with medication), I don't have known risk factors for macular degeneration (MD). My diet is relatively healthy because I've been borderline type II diabetic for years, and I've kept that from advancing with diet, exercise, and metformin; diabetes is not a key statistical risk factor for MD anyway. I've never been obese, have been a lifetime nonsmoker, and have no family history of MD. So why? It happens.

Comment from: Minerva, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: April 12

My regular eye doctor sent me to a retinologist and he diagnosed the beginning of macular degeneration. I have been treated with many tests and received eye injections. At the moment, we're holding off for two months to see if there is any change. I still have 20/20 vision with eyeglasses.

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