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  1. Macular degeneration is a disease which affects a small area of the retina known as the macula. (Web site)
  2. Macular degeneration is the physical disturbance of the center of the retina known as the macula. (Web site)
  3. Macular degeneration is the leading cause of legal blindness in people over age 55. (Web site)
  4. Macular degeneration is an eye disease that mainly affects older people.
  5. A: Macular degeneration is a broad term describing diseases that lead to a loss of central vision.

Wet Macular Degeneration

  1. If, in addition, pigment changes occur in the retina, the risk of developing dry or wet macular degeneration increases considerably.

Exudative Age-Related Macular Degeneration

  1. Plasma homocysteine and total thiol content in patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration.

Developing Macular Degeneration

  1. If there is macular degeneration in one eye, then the fellow eye is at a high risk of developing macular degeneration as well.
  2. Consuming foods high in lutein may increase the density of this pigment and decrease the risk for developing macular degeneration, an age-related disease.


  1. Macular degeneration alone does not result in total blindness.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

  1. Fruits and vegetables that are high in carotenoids appear to protect humans against certain cancers, heart disease, and age-related macular degeneration. (Web site)
  2. Research has also shown that homocysteine can also prevent migraines and age-related macular degeneration. (Web site)


  1. Choroidal neovascularization is commonly associated with macular degeneration, but it can occur as a result of other eye conditions as well. (Web site)
  2. In general, higher systolic pressure and higher pulse pressure are associated with higher risk of wet macular degeneration.


  1. Dry AMD is much more common than wet AMD. Patients with this type of macular degeneration do not experience new vessel growth. (Web site)
  2. Ranibizumab was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of patients with a type of age-related macular degeneration in June 2006. (Web site)
  3. Effect of niacin on the choroidal circulation of patients with age related macular degeneration.


  1. And a third study finds that smoking increases the risk of age-related macular degeneration, another disease that robs people of their sight. (Web site)

Food Sources

  1. Of the food sources, intake of beef, pork, or lamb as a main dish increases the risk of macular degeneration.


  1. There is some evidence that links higher intakes of this vitamin with a reduced risk of age-related macular degeneration.
  2. The relationship of dietary carotenoid and vitamin A, E, and C intake with age-related macular degeneration in a case-control study: AREDS Report No. (Web site)


  1. In general, the risk of developing macular degeneration (dry or wet) is strongly dependent on the age and the stage of age-related maculopathy (i.e.


  1. Retinal diseases: macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, diabetes, cataracts. (Web site)
  2. Glutathione in human plasma: decline in association with aging, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetes. (Web site)


  1. Spinach and collard greens, both rich in lutein, are associated with a reduced risk for age-related macular degeneration.


  1. However spinach is still a good bet since it has been shown to retard the development of macular degeneration. (Web site)


  1. Recent research indicates certain vitamins and minerals may help prevent or slow the progression of macular degeneration.

Heart Disease

  1. Lycopene as a dietary supplement is a potent antioxidant used to help prevent cancer, heart disease, and macular degeneration. (Web site)
  2. Health problems such as heart disease, macular degeneration, diabetes, cancer etc are all contributed by oxidative damage. (Web site)
  3. Fruits and vegetables that are high in carotenoids appear to protect humans against certain cancers, heart disease and age related macular degeneration. (Web site)

Dietary Intake

  1. Dietary intake of antioxidants and risk of age-related macular degeneration. (Web site)


  1. Eating 1 serving per day of any type of nut reduces the risk of progression of macular degeneration by 40%.
  2. Recently it has been reported that there is a potential beneficial effect of eating any type of nuts on risk of progression of macular degeneration.
  3. A high intake of margarine is also significantly related to an increased risk of macular degeneration.


  1. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) represents the most common cause of blindness in patients over the age of 60. (Web site)
  2. Lower level of vitamin D have been associated with early age-related macular degeneration (AMD). (Web site)


  1. The primary symptoms of macular degeneration include perception of unclear shapes and blind spots within the field of vision.
  2. In age-related macular degeneration, retinal cells in the center of the retina degenerate and cause the center part of vision to become blurry or wavy. (Web site)


  1. AMD is the number-one cause of vision loss in the U.S. Macular degeneration doesn't cause total blindness because it doesn't affect the peripheral vision. (Web site)
  2. Vitamin A deficiency has been associated with higher incidence of macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness among the elderly.
  3. Uveitis is the THIRD leading cause of blindness in the United States, after diabetes and macular degeneration.


  1. Antioxidants have been shown to help prevent a number of long-term illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, and an eye disorder called macular degeneration. (Web site)
  2. A good intake of these antioxidants may help prevent age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness, and may help protect against cataracts.
  3. A combination of zinc and antioxidants, including vitamin C and E, may slow the progression of macular degeneration. (Web site)


  1. The carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin seem to aid in the prevention of cataracts and macular degeneration, and can be found in spinach and collard greens.


  1. Macular degeneration occurs when the center of the retina degrades, causing a progressive loss of vision.
  2. Age-related macular degeneration involves the development of abnormal blood vessels beneath the center of the retina. (Web site)
  3. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) occurs when the arteries that nourish the retina harden. (Web site)

Eye Disease

  1. Low vision usually results from an eye disease such as glaucoma or macular degeneration.
  2. Collards have also been shown to help protect against macular degeneration, an eye disease. (Web site)


  1. It may prevent macular degeneration and cataracts as well as reduce the risk of heart disease and breast cancer.
  2. Lutein works in combination with zeaxanthin to protect our eyes from cataracts and a condition known as macular degeneration, which can lead to blindness. (Web site)
  3. In the eyes, vitamin E is needed for the development of the retina and protects against cataracts and macular degeneration.


  1. There are several possible reasons for this increased risk of macular degeneration after cataract surgery.
  2. The leading cause of blindness worldwide is cataract, followed by glaucoma and then age-related macular degeneration.
  3. In 1997 and 1998, evidence that cataract surgery can contribute to the progression of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) was published.


  1. Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD): the breaking down of the macula, the back portion of the retina that is responsible for clear vision.


  1. Lutein – reduces the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.
  2. A general conclusion from the information available is that increased dietary intake of Lutein reduces the risk for macular degeneration. (Web site)
  3. They also suggest that a diet high in lutein and zeaxanthin may help reduce the risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration. (Web site)

Macular Degeneration

  1. Studies show that lutein and zeaxanthin not only help prevent macular degeneration but can even improve vision in people with healthy eyes. (Web site)
  2. Lutein reduces the risk of macular degeneration (a leading cause of blindness) and may also help prevent breast and colon cancer. (Web site)
  3. Carotenoids, especially lutein, lycopene, and zeaxanthin, are especially eye-protective and may help prevent cataracts and macular degeneration. (Web site)


  1. Lutein
  2. Macula
  3. Senses > Vision > Eye > Cataract
  4. Eye Disease
  5. Nutrients > Phytochemicals > Carotenoids > Zeaxanthin
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