Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a common cause of visual impairment and blindness, especially in the developed countries. It is found in old age-group with gradual and painless loss of vision.

The central part of the retina, which is called as macula, degenerates because of various genetic and environmental factors.

Here are a few things you can do to prevent or slow down the progression of AMD:

5 Useful Tips To Prevent or Delay Age-related Macular DegenerationSeniors are at heightened risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness among older Americans. The disease damages central vision, limiting a person’s ability to read, write and recognize faces.

1) Quit smoking, 2) Know your family history, 3) Eat healthy, 4) Exercise regularly, 5) Have regular eye exams.

Full article source: www.aao.org

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