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Diet and Age Related Macular Degeneration

diet and AMD Diet and Age Related Macular Degeneration Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in people over age 65.  There are 2 types of AMD, wet and dry AMD.  The treatment for wet AMD is injection of medicine into the eye. Currently, there is no treatment for dry AMD but...
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I have Macular Degeneration-Should I take Bilberry?

macular degeneration and bilberryI Have Macular Degeneration -  Should I Take Bilberry? Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), a low growing shrub that produces a blue colored berry, is native to Northern Europe and grows in North America and Asia.  It is naturally rich in anthocyanins which have anti-oxidant properties. During World War II, British pilots in...
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If I’m taking AREDS 2 vitamins for Macular Degeneration should I take a multivitamin too?

Dry Macular DegenerationHigh levels of antioxidants and zinc significantly reduce the risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and its associated vision loss. Researchers found that people at high risk of developing advanced stages of AMD, a leading cause of vision loss, lowered their risk up to 26% when taking vitamins which contained:...
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Current Treatment for Macular Degeneration

Shore_Eye_AssociatesBy Dr. Jane PanDry Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and nutritional supplements The Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) showed that people at high risk of developing advanced stages of AMD benefited from taking dietary supplement.  It lowered the risk of macular degeneration progression by 25 percent.  These supplements did not...
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