Thursday, 8 March 2012

Macular Degeneration (MD)


Macular Degeneration (MD) is the leading cause of blindness in Australia. The Macular Degeneration Foundation  reports that MD affects 1 in 7 Australians over the age of 50 , with the incidence increasing with age.

MD is responsible for 48% of severe vision loss in Australia. http://www.mdfoundation.com.au/resources/1/Facts%20&%20Figures.pdf

A major factor in reducing risk is stopping smoking.

The video “Macular Degeneration: Prevention and Treatment” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh0dAAejh3Y discusses risk factors and the range of possible treatments.


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