Causes of Age-related Macular Degeneration

Even though there is no known exact cause for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), its origins are considered multi-factorial and the following factors may place you at a higher risk:

  • Family history of Macular Degeneration
  • Low macular pigment density
  • Smoking
  • High cholesterol
  • Farsightedness
  • Obesity
  • Sun exposure

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle will help you with a great deal of health issues, including reducing your risk of developing macular degeneration.