Rate of age-related eye disease is going down in U.S.

macular-degenerationThe rate of age-related eye diseases is declining in the United States. A research was conducted to find out the cases of age-related eye diseases in the nation and after the study it was found out that, the number cases of the macular degeneration has dropped drastically in US.

Macular degeneration is considered to the main reason of vision loss in the United States. As per the study, the current rate of macular degeneration is the lowest among the last fifteen years.

Researchers have analyzed data from 7,081 people in US. They have considered people who are of age 40 and more than that. They all have participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) which was conducted in between 2005 to 2008.

The researchers have conducted several activities to assess the signs of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) among these participants. After the study, it was found out that, about 6.5 percent have the disease. It was found out to be 9.4% in the 1988 to 1994 NHANES.