Mediterranean Diet Score and Its Association with Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the predominant cause of blindness in high-income countries. It is of growing importance in other settings, in association with increasing longevity. Age-related macular degeneration is considered to be a complex multifactorial disorder, involving an interplay among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors, such as smoking, obesity, cardiovascular disease, macular pigment, sunlight exposure, diet, high body mass index, and physical activity.

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