Wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD) in rural and urban inhabitants in south-eastern Poland.

Conclusions: Place of residence has no effect on obtaining treatment by patients. The lack of significant differences in treatment between the rural and urban inhabitants may indicate a sufficient level of ophthalmological care in the area of south-eastern Poland. An improvement in the awareness of hazards resulting from inadequate diet and life style could exert a positive effect on the state of health of rural and urban inhabitants. At the same time, knowledge of the disease and risk of blindness related with this disease would increase alertness among rural and urban inhabitants, and in consequence, accelerate an early diagnosis and implementation of an effective treatment.
PMID: 24364443 [PubMed – in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)