Friday, February 12, 2016

New Research- Association of Macular Degeneration and Heart Disease


Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Heart Disease


Did your eye doctor diagnosed you with maculardegeneration ( AMD) and showed you pictures of your eye balls.  There are little white dots showing up called drusen bodies within  your eye ball which are blocking your central vision. 

Ever wondered if your high cholesterol levels and heart health are related to macular degeneration?  The answer is YES.  These drusen bodies are actually lipid deposits from your blood.  Want to prevent vision loss from macular degeneration- take care of your cholesterol and heart.
  

What are drusen bopdies?

Drusen are yellow deposits under the retina. Drusen are made up of lipids, a fatty protein. They are an early sign of developing macular degeneration (AMD). 

New research indicates a strong correlation of macular degeneration with coronary artery diseases (CAD) and hypertension.  .

Association of Macular Degeneration with Heart Disease

This research study is performed a retrospective chart review of more than 13,000 patients at the Lexington Veterans Affairs Medical Center.  Patients diagnosed as having macular degeneration are subjects , and patients diagnosed with cataract and no macular degeneration served as controls. This study examined the prevalence of cardiovascular disease and associated risk factors in both groups u
Results indicate a strong correlation between macular degeneration and cardiovascular diseases.  Not surprising since drusen bodies being lipids in nature are also depositing in arteries. 

This blog is a brief summary of an article published in South Med J. 2015;108(8):502-506. 



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