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Risk Factors for Macular Degeneration
- Heavy alcohol use
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Excessive sunlight
- Aluminum Nicotinate
- Iodide and Iodine Solutions and Compounds
- Iothalamate Meglumine and/or Sodium
- Iothalamic Acid
- Nicotinyl Alcohol
Age-related macular degeneration. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what. Updated May 23, 2013. Accessed July 15, 2013.
The relationship of dietary lipid intake and age-related macular degeneration in a case-control study: AREDS Report No 20. Arch Ophthalmol. 2007;125:671-679.
Vision loss. Causes and risk factors. American Academy of Family Physicians Family Doctor website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/vision-loss/causes-risk-factors.html. Updated February 2011. Accessed July 15, 2013.
What is macular degeneration? American Macular Degeneration Foundation website. Available at: http://www.macular.org/disease.html. Accessed July 15, 2013.
6/17/2014 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Chew EY, Clemons TE, et al. Ten-year follow-up of age-related macular degeneration in the age-related eye disease study: AREDS report no. 36. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Mar;132(3):272-272.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 05/2014
- Update Date: 05/28/2014