Dr. Don Steensma 465 W. Channel Islands Blvd, Port Hueneme, CA 805/486-3585

Macular Deneneration Risk Self-Test

Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) is a disease that damages the macula which is that part of the retina that has straight ahead detailed vision and can cause blindness. The following demographics may help asses your risk of developing .

Demographic Relative Risk
Race: Caucasion 4
Race: Asian 1
Race: Polynesian 1
Race: African 1
Age: 0 -50 0
Age: 51-60 1
Age: 61-70 2
Age: 71-100 3
Parent or sibling: No history of macular degeneration 0
Parent or sibling has macular degeneration 4
Smoker, ex-smoker or second hand smoker 2
Dark colored eyes 0
Light colored eyes 2
Male 0
Female 2

Add up your risk factor points to help determine your risk of developing macular degeneration.

0-3  Minimal risk

4-6 Moderate risk

7-15 High risk