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Nutrition

Leafy Greens May Help Prevent Age-Related Vision Loss

A diet high in nitrates found in leafy green vegetables could help reduce your risk of early-stage macular degeneration (AMD), according to a study.

A Bionic Eye Implant for AMD?
Treatment

A Bionic Eye Implant for AMD?

Research on a bionic eye is underway, which could conceivably offer hope for improved vision in people with dry AMD.

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Risk Factors

Why AMD Can Lead to Depression

Depression is common in people with age-related macular degeneration—the leading cause of vision loss in older adults. Here’s what to know.

Wet AMD Drugs: Positive Results After 5 Years
Treatment

Wet AMD Drugs: Positive Results After 5 Years

After five years of drug treatment, about half of people with wet age-related macular degeneration had vision good enough to drive or to read standard print.

Dry AMD Patients Get Help from Statins
Treatment

Dry AMD Patients Get Help from Statins

Age-related macular degeneration and cardiovascular disease share multiple risk factors, which suggests that therapies that work for one may benefit the other.

Is Aspirin Safe if You Have Wet AMD?
Treatment

Is Aspirin Safe if You Have Wet AMD?

If you have wet age-related macular degeneration you may be worried about taking daily aspirin because of bleeding. Here’s what the latest research says.

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Living With

Protect Your Eyes with a Mediterranean Diet

A healthy diet can help prevent age-related macular degeneration. Find out why a Mediterranean diet may be better than supplements.

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Risk Factors

How to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration is a condition that affects the macula—the central, most critical part of the retina for providing sharp vision.

Aspirin and Macular Degeneration

Studies have shown that age-related macular degeneration risk may be increased with aspirin use.

Diet and Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease associated with aging that gradually destroys sharp, central vision. Central vision is needed for seeing objects clearly and for common daily tasks such as reading and driving. Symptoms include: Blu...