The Sightrisk AMD Calculator is a unique online analytical tool that assesses a person’s risk of developing age-related macular degeneration.
Why the need for a risk calculator?
AMD is the leading cause of blindness in the developed world, and the numbers of people suffering from this disease are expected to double by 2020, due to increasing longevity and growing world population. The socio-economic costs of blindness due to AMD are significant, and the individual with this blinding condition suffers from decreased independence and quality of life. There is no known cure for AMD; however there are established risk factors that, once identified, are modifiable and can help reduce the risk of developing this disease. Our AMD Calculator identifies an individual’s risk factors and provides advice on how to reduce this risk.