Tips to prevent macular degeneration

Macular degeneration is a common eye problem that generally affects people over the age of 65 years. The macula is the part of the eye responsible for clear vision directly in your line of site.

Deterioration of the macula can lead to blurry or reduced central vision. It can affect one or both eyes and can even worsen vision over time.

Knowing the best treatments can help you better preserve your vision. The signs cannot be reversed but if caught early, treatment can be started before the vision loss becomes severe.

Certain vitamins help to slow down the growth like zinc, vitamins A, C, and E.

Beta-carotene, found in carrots, can also be useful for promoting eye health. Healthy lifestyle: Eating a well-balanced diet that includes fruits and vegetables can help maintain your vision.

Avoid smoking as this is a major risk factor. Having high blood pressure or cardiovascular disease can hasten the growth of macular degeneration if not properly managed.

Getting exercise on a regular basis also helps. Finally get your eyes checked on a regular basis.

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