Are you at risk for macular degeneration?

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Macular degeneration is a common eye condition that typically affects patients over the age of 50. 

Risk factors for macular degeneration include:

  1. Age (the most significant risk factor)
  2. Genetics 
  3. Smoking 
  4. Obesity 
  5. Race: Macular degeneration is more common in Caucasian patients
  6. Family history
  7. High blood pressure
  8. Sun exposure

It is important to note that one or more risk factors does not necessarily mean that an individual will develop macular degeneration. Regular eye exams with a retina specialist can detect macular degeneration in its early stages, and alert you and your physician to the need for preventive measures and/or therapy.

At Envision, we specialize in retina care. At your first consultation, Dr. Esparaz will spend 30 minutes or more with you to review your retinal tests and develop a personalized retinal treatment plan, including lifestyle modifications.

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