Silver Book Fact

Individuals with early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are almost 2 times more likely to have a stroke than those who do not have the eye disease.

Wong T, Klein R, Sun C, Mitchell P, et al. Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Risk for Stroke. Ann of Intern Med. 2006; 145(2): 98-106. http://www.annals.org/cgi/content/abstract/145/2/98

Reference

Title
Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Risk for Stroke
Publication
Ann of Intern Med
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Wong T, Klein R, Sun C, Mitchell P, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 145, Issue 2
Pages
98-106
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Visual loss from subfoveal choroidal neovascularization, a characteristic of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), was found to have a profound impact on how patients felt about their health-related quality of…  
  • Cataracts removal over age 85
    One in 2 Americans aged 85 years or older stated that their cataracts have been removed.  
  • An estimated 2.2 million Americans age 40 and older have glaucoma– 1.9% of the 40 and older population.  
  • Age-related eye diseases are the primary causes of vision impairment and blindness in the U.S.  
  • An estimated 1.75 million Americans age 40 and older have advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Another 7.3 million are at substantial risk for vision loss from AMD.