February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month - Pepose Vision Institute

February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month

Posted by: Pepose Vision Institute in Retina on February 1, 2019

Age-Related Macular Degeneration is the number one cause of severe vision loss and legal blindness in adults over 60 in the U.S. It escalates with age. It affects 14%-24% of the U.S. population aged 65-74 years and 35 – 40% of people aged 74 years or more have the disease. In other words, more than one person in three can develop signs of age-related macular degeneration, with over 200,000 new cases diagnosed every year.

Throughout the entire month of February, we are joining other leaders in the treatment of AMD in efforts to raise awareness about the symptoms, risk factors and treatment options for this devastating disease.

If you or a parent have the symptoms of AMD, or just haven’t had an eye exam in more than a year, we highly recommend you make an appointment to visit us.  To learn more about AMD, please visit our Age-Related Macular Degeneration page on our website.

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