This Advanced AMD Risk Calculator is intended for use by an eye doctor. The calculator predicts the likelihood of an individual developing advanced age-related macular degeneration (geographic atrophy [GA] or neovascular AMD [NV]) over a period of 2 to 10 years. It is designed for individuals between the ages of 55 and 80 years without advanced AMD in either eye, or with advanced AMD in only one eye. For individuals older than 80 years of age, a conservative risk estimate could be obtained by entering 80 years. The Calculator may not be used for individuals with advanced AMD in both eyes.
These risk estimates apply to groups of patients with specified characteristics. They cannot be used to determine if or when an individual patient will develop advanced AMD, but rather provide an estimate of the proportion of patients sharing those characteristics who are likely to develop advanced AMD in the specified time interval.
Thanks to Michael L. Klein, M.D. and the Casey Eye Institute for allowing the National Eye Institute to share this Advanced AMD Risk Calculator on its website.
Reference: Klein ML, Francis PJ, Ferris FL 3rd, Hamon SC, Clemons TE. Risk assessment model for development of advanced age-related macular degeneration. Arch Ophthalmol. 2011 Dec;129(12):1543-50. PubMed