Causes and risk factors of Retinal Diseases

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Diabetic retinopathy affects 30% of patients with diabetes, and is one of the disease's main complications, along with kidney failure.

AMD affects patients from around the age of 60 and there are two forms: dry and wet. Both are more common in women than in men, and the main modifiable risk factor is smoking, along with a diet lacking in vitamins.

Retinal detachment can happen to anyone, however it is more frequent in patients with high myopia, eye trauma or certain retinal diseases.

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