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Dust Storms Increase the Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration - PubMed

Dust Storms Increase the Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration - PubMed

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https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35742653/

The main purpose of this study was to examine the association between dust storms (DSs) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) using a 5 year representative national dataset with one million participants, according to information on DS, meteorology, and air pollution in Taiwan. There were 18,855 ...


Conclusion: Although AMD highly correlated with age, this study also found that dry AMD outpatient visits in people under the age of 50 were also found to be significantly associated with DS events. In order to protect the health of eyes and avoid AMD, one should reduce or avoid outdoor activities when DS events occur.