Macular degeneration is a progressive degeneration of the pigment and tissue at the area of the retina responsible for central, fine detailed vision. We can help slow down the progression of the condition (and thereby maintain functional vision for longer) by incorporating lutein-rich vegetables into our diet, adding an Omega-3 supplement into our diet, wearing sun protection whenever outside to limit the eye’s exposure to UV, and lastly, smokers should quit smoking to reduce the progression of the disease. There is a strong hereditary component to this condition, but by doing the above, one can mitigate the risk factors as much as possible.
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