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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, Tien Tim, Ronald Klein, Cong Sun, Paul Mitchell, David J Couper, Hong Lai, Larry D Hubbard, and A Richey Sharrett. 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, Tien Tim, Ronald Klein, Cong Sun, Paul Mitchell, David J Couper, Hong Lai, Larry D Hubbard, and A Richey Sharrett
Volume & Issue
Volume 145, Issue 2
Pages
98-106
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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