Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Macular degeneration is a common eye condition that can cause distortion or absence of the central part of your vision

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How you can protect your eye sight

For some people, a special combination of vitamins and minerals can support eye health and healthy vision

What is age-related macular degeneration?

Age related macular degeneration also known as AMD, is the deterioration of the center of the retina called the macula. The macula is the part of the retina which is responsible for our central vision, and our ability to see color and fine detail when looking directly at an object. Age related macular degeneration or AMD is the most common cause of vision loss in people over the age of 55.

In the early stages of AMD there is little or no vision loss. As the disease advances, images can become blurred or distorted, or a dark or empty area can appear in the center of the vision. AMD does not cause total blindness, because side vision is not affected.

There is some good news related to macular degeneration. With regular check-ups, early diagnosis and new treatment options, doctors are now able to maintain visual acuity in most patients and improve vision in a significant number of patients suffering from this condition.

How is macular degeneration treated?

Quitting smoking, exercise, good nutrition, and medications may help preserve your vision

Can diet or nutritional supplements help?

A special combination of vitamins and minerals may help people at high risk of vision loss

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