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Tips for Age Related Macular Degeneration Prevention

Posted Oct 18 2012 10:04pm

Macular Degeneration is an eye disease affecting more than 10 million Americans. While Macular Degeneration, also known as Age Related Macular Degeneration, or AMD for Short, typically is found in those over the age of 55, it can also be found in younger people in rare cases. Macular degeneration is found in two forms. The Wet Form and the Dry Form. The Wet form is found in about 10 percent of cases while the Dry form makes up for about 90 percent of cases. There is currently no cure or way to reverse macular degeneration, however, there are some steps that can be taken to help prevent macular degeneration such as diet and exercise. It is felt that a diet rich in green leafy vegetables can play a role in preserving the macula in the eye. Likewise, exercise is believed to have similar positive effects. Another important factor is smoking. Smoking greatly increases your chances of developing AMD.

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