Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a retinal disease that affects millions of people globally. An estimated 288 million people are predicted to have AMD by 2040. With a worldwide prevalence of 8.7 percent, it is one of the leading causes of irreversible blindness and vision impairment. AMD primarily affects people later in life, and patients 55 and older should be screened for the condition through a dilated fundus evaluation and risk assessment profile. Risk factors for developing AMD include a positive family history especially in first-degree relatives, cigarette smoking and Caucasian race. Read More