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How to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Posted Aug 10 2011 6:00am
Print this entry | Print this pageDo you know what AMD is? AMD stands for age-related macular degeneration. This disease of the retina gradually destroys sharp central vision, and this can lead to problems with daily tasks such as driving and reading. AMD is currently the leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 60. A recent article on RealAge.com says that one of the best ways for people to prevent AMD is to hit the salad bar. Salad bars have ingredients that are rich in nutrients. What else can people do to prevent this disease? Laura Green, M.D., Residency Program Director, Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Krieger Eye Institute, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, offers some helpful tips and information: “The single biggest risk factor for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is right in the name. Age. This is a disease of people over the age of 60. The next ...
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