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PREVENTION OF AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION (AMD)

· Observation by an ophthalmologist. People over 40 need to have a complete ophthalmologic examination every year. · Use sunglasses. Prolonged and intense exposure to direct sunlight negatively affects the organs of vision. People who consume insufficient amounts of antioxidants and spend a lot of time in the sun are especially affected: such people are […]

Glasses and AMD

Glasses cannot solve the problem with the development of retinal dystrophy. Imagine that the glasses are a camera lens and the retina is a photosensitive film. And this film is damaged. No matter how “strong” the optics of your lens is, you won’t get a high-quality photo — the photo will reflect the imperfections of […]

WET FORM OF AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION. TREATMENT

The “wet” form of age-related macular degeneration is characterized by the growth of pathological blood vessels under the central zone of the retina (or macula). Due to their fragility, blood and fluid often penetrate, lifting the macula from its normal position. All this becomes the cause of pathological changes in the center of the retina. […]

TREATMENT OF “DRY” FORM OF MACULAR DEGENERATION

Currently, there are two forms of macular degeneration: “dry” (non-exudative) and “wet” (exudative, neovascular). The first type of disease is detected in 9 out of 10 cases of AMD. Approximately 10–20% of patients with non-exudative macular degeneration subsequently develop a “wet” form of AMD. The development of a “dry” form of AMD is caused by […]

HOW TO LIVE WITH AGE MACULAR DEGENERATION?

With age-related macular degeneration, there is no indication for a decrease in the usual visual load; you can continue reading, writing, watching TV as before. There is currently no scientific data on the influence of computer work on the occurrence and development of macular degeneration. If, as a result of the disease, the patient’s vision […]

DIET FOR AGE MACULAR DEGENERATION

Diet is an important and mandatory aspect for the prevention of early stages of AMD. If you have been diagnosed with AMD (age-related macular degeneration), you should pay special attention to your diet. To exclude foods high in cholesterol from the diet, as well as an increased intake of vitamins, microelements and antioxidants are very […]

HOW DOES AMD ARISE?

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that damages the macular region, the central retinal area responsible for the ability to see clearly, read, sew, and drive a car. It is important to know that with AMD a person is not worried about pain, redness of the eyes. The disease is outwardly asymptomatic. At the […]

AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION. RISK FACTORS

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a chronic progressive disease characterized by damage to the central retinal area – the macula, as well as the capillaries of the choroid and pigment epithelium. Macula (yellow spot) is the central region of the retina. Its diameter is about 5 mm, and it consists of highly sensitive cone cells, […]

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