Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

We all have heard how important a healthy, balanced diet is important to receive the proper nutrients necessary to maintain long-term health and daily productivity. Studies have shown that a healthy diet can help reduce risks of diseases, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is the deterioration of the macula, which is located on the retina of the eye and is made up of light sensitive cells that help provide clear vision. One indication of macular degeneration is the appearance of drusen, which are yellow deposits that are found on the retina. Macular degeneration is currently the leading cause of vision loss in individuals over 60 years old. Although there is no current treatment for macular degeneration, it is important to maintain a healthy diet to reduce the risk of development. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, green vegetables such as kale have nutrients that may lower the risk for developing macular degeneration. In addition to a healthy diet and lifestyle, it is essential to maintain regular eye exams to detect, monitor and effectively maintain treatment. Visit our website http://www.bheyeguy.com to learn more and to schedule an appointment today.

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Dr Kambiz Silani & Negin Aboutorabian Chief Clinical Director & Student Doctor

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