Whitepaper – Age-related macular degeneration: the case for early screening

How can an understanding of AMD risk factors help us improve screening?


Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of blindness worldwide, and an aging global population means we’ll see cases double from 2010 to 2050. How can an understanding of risk factors improve patient screening rates and management of the condition?

This whitepaper explores the development of AMD and helps you to understand the key risk factors. Our analysis spans non-modifiable risk factors such as family history and ethnicity, as well as modifiable factors like smoking, diet and BMI.

Read our paper for insights into:

  • The academic case for targeted screening
  • Lifestyle factors affecting AMD development
  • Understanding wet and dry AMD
  • How eye-care professionals can raise awareness of AMD

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