Feb 29, 2024

Healio Q&A: Look for signs of AMD even in those without family history

AUTHORS: Deborah Ferrington, PhD, Sara Kellner, Kate Young
Fact checked by: Heather Biele

Age-related macular degeneration can occur even in patients without a family history, so clinicians must be aware of early warning signs of the disease, according to Deborah Ferrington, PhD.

Prevent Blindness reports that AMD affects 11 million people in the United States. The nonprofit organization declared February AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month and has published resources for health care providers and the public to learn more about the disease.

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