A recent study associated age-related macular degeneration with periodontal disease:
- Researchers evaluated 8208 adults aged ≥40 years to determine the association of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with periodontal disease and found that patients aged ≤60 years with periodontal disease had an increased risk for AMD (P = .006).
- Researchers suggest that further investigation of periodontal disease with AMD as well as reduction of periodontal disease risk is needed.
Source: Retina. The journal of retinal and vitreous diseases. January 2015