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How Did I Get Wet AMD?
There are many risk factors that contribute to age-related macular degeneration. Studies in large populations show that statistically a person's chance of developing a disease is increased by risk factors. In your case, it was probably a combination of things. Some of them are completely out of your control, like family history. Other factors relate to your own lifestyle and are things you can change.
 
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Share Share There are things you can do to reduce the risk of macular degeneration and take charge of AMD. Research with large populations of people in countries around the world is yielding important information about why some people develop AMD and some do not.
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Risk Factors I Can’t Control Print E-mail
Share Share Some of the things that contribute to macular degeneration include your family history and age. While you can’t control these risk factors, it’s important to know about them.
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