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Causes of Age-Related Macular
    Degeneration (ARMD)
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Causes of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD)

Science does not know why some people develop macular degeneration and others do not.

A few theories have been proposed on possible causes:


The only known cause of age-related macular degeneration is the age of the individual. The older that people get, the more likely it is that the macular in the eye can become damaged or degenerate in some way.


Other factors

The other factors that may play a role in the development of age-related macular degeneration are: gender (female), obesity, smoking and family history of this condition.


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  Last reviewed: 14 September 2007 || Last updated: 15 March 2009


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