Know Your Risk. Protect Your Family
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Who Is At Risk?
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is mainly an inherited disease and the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over age 50.
It is a progressive disease that can destroy Central vision, impairing the ability to perform everyday tasks such as reading, driving or watching television.
Your genetic profile can account for over 60% of the risk of developing AMD. Having a first-degree relative (mother, father, brother, sister) with AMD significantly increases your risk. In addition to genetics, lifestyle factors such as age, smoking history, body Mass Index (BMI), and AMD status also play a role in progression to advanced AMD.)
The test is a non-invasive Swab of the inside of your mouth.
The Macula Risk patient report contains valuable information including your genetic profile, your 2, 5 and 10-year risk of progression to advanced AMD, a vitamin recommendation specific to your genetic makeup that allows for the best outcomes without doing harm, and important details in regard to your genetics that will help to establish personalized treatment that is right for you. The report is sent to your eye care physician’s office.
Patients Who Are At Increased Risk May Benefit From;
► Treatment with personalized preventive eye supplements
► Increased frequency of eye examinations
► Disease education and ‘at-home’ Amsler Grid testing
► Early diagnosis and treatment of “Weť AMD with effective therapies
► Other disease management strategies as determined by the doctor
If you are taking eye vitamins for AMD or you think that you or your family members may be at risk for AMD, talk to your eye care physician and discuss whether Macula Risk is right for you.