Sunday, February 8, 2015

Obesity & Macular Degeneration Risk

Dr. Tyler Hall, MD

Researchers reviewing the Beaver Dam Eye Study evaluated the risk of age related eye disease such as age related macular degeneration (AMD) with obesity. They discussed their review in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science where they reported the results of eye exams to evaluate the presence and severity of cataract and macular degeneration as well as measurements of height and weight, in order to calculate Body Mass Index (BMI) over a 15 year period of time. Their findings show that for females who were non smokers, there was indeed and increased risk of early and late stage age related macular degeneration (AMD) with an increasing body Mass Index (BMI).

If you or someone you know is concerned about the risk of macular degeneration (AMD)  or has a high BMI or is even obese, schedule an eye examination at Alabama Eye & Cataract Center in Birmingham by calling 205-930-0930, visiting Alabama Eye & Cataract Center or

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