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Association Found Between ED and Macular Degeneration
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There is a "high association" between erectile dysfunction (ED) and neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to Turkish researchers.
The link between the two conditions had not been studied before, they said.
One hundred ninety-five men were involved in the study. Ninety (mean age 62) had neovascular AMD. The remaining 105 men, who did not have neovascular AMD, served as a control group (mean age 60).
Erections were assessed using the erectile function domain of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF). Researchers also checked the men's vision.
Overall, almost 95% of the men with neovascular AMD had erectile dysfunction. For the control group, this rate was about 65%.
The study authors explained that both conditions have similar risk factors, such as diabetes, hypertension, atherosclerosis, and cardiovascular disease.
Endothelial dysfunction, poor microcirculation, and depression can also be involved in neovascular AMD and ED.
The study was published in September in the Journal of Ophthalmology. Please click here for more details.
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