NJ Specialist on Macular Degeneration Risk Factors

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Monday, February 11, 2013

NJ Specialist on AMD Risk Factors

Dr. Kahn
New Jersey Retina Specialist

Milton Kahn, M.D. a NJ Retina Specialist & Ophthalmologist at The Eye Care & Surgery Center in Westfield, Warren & Iselin, New Jersey shared current research on predictive factors of age related macular degeneration (AMD) risk. “ I reviewed some recent research in the journal Ophthalmology that evaluated the factors of age, body mass index (BMI), smoking status, genetic variations, pre-existing retinal disease and drusen size to establish an algorithm for predicting the risk of patients in progressing to the move visually disabling advanced age related macular degeneration,” stated Dr. Kahn. “What we now know for sure is that the increased risk of AMD progression is correlated with advancing age, lower educational level, being a current or former smoker and having a higher body mass index (BMI). This is helpful in how we counsel, evaluate and follow patients at risk for advancing macular degeneration.”

If you are over 50 years old or even earlier if you have a family history of AMD or any of the risk factors mentioned, you should please schedule an appointment for an eye exam by calling The Eye Care & Surgery Center at 908-789-8999, visiting The Eye Care & Surgery Center or facebook.com/eyecareandsurgerycenter.

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