Diet, genetics and family history play role in AMD progression

WASHINGTON — Age-related macular degeneration has a significant impact on vision across the population, according to a speaker here.
“It is the leading cause of decreased vision in people over 50 years old in the United States,” Basil K. Williams Jr., MD, ABO, said at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting. “We also know that there is pretty high prevalence, somewhere around 11% or 12%, in the population over 75 years old.”
Genetics, race and family history are all factors that influence AMD progression, Williams said. Often, an AMD

WASHINGTON — Age-related macular degeneration has a significant impact on vision across the population, according to a speaker here.
“It is the leading cause of decreased vision in people over 50 years old in the United States,” Basil K. Williams Jr., MD, ABO, said at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting. “We also know that there is pretty high prevalence, somewhere around 11% or 12%, in the population over 75 years old.”
Genetics, race and family history are all factors that influence AMD progression, Williams said. Often, an AMD