Macular Degeneration Prevalence May Be Declining

Medscape (5/6, Lowry) reported that, according to research presented at an ophthalmology meeting, “today’s aging baby boomers might be less likely to have age-related macular degeneration (AMD) than their forebears.” After studying data on a total of 9,930 people born between the years 1905 and 1962, researchers found that “the prevalence of AMD declined with birth year, and was lower for recent generations.” Notably, “for individuals born between 1935 and 1939, the prevalence was 12%, but for individuals born between 1950 and 1954, it was 4%,” a study author observed, adding, “Our data suggest that the rates of AMD may be declining.”

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