Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), a type of blueberry, contains active flavonoid compounds known as anthocyanosides, which act as antioxidants in the retina of the eye.
Exposure to bright light is, according to convention, an important risk factor for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and those at risk are advised to reduce their exposure to light wherever possible.
The best treatment is prevention. To make sure you don’t develop AMD . . .
* Supplement, especially with antioxidants (Arch Ophthalmol, 1994; 112: 222-7). A large multicentre clinical trial, sponsored by the US National Eye Institute,
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) refers to the slow deterioration of the cells in the macula, a tiny yellowish area near the centre of the retina, which contains light-sensitive cells that send visual signals to the brain.
Everywhere I look in medicine these days, I am seeing improbable connections.
In our cover story this month, we’ve discovered that macular degeneration tends to be present in people with heart problems,
Re macular disease (WDDTY vol 15 no 3), do you mean vegetable fats after they’ve been processed, as in margarine?
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common sight disorder, affecting around 15 million Americans and 5 million Britons. As its name suggests, it's always been associated with the ageing process, and is usually seen in people over the age of...
Macular degeneration - the major causes of blindness in the West - is not helped by a daily regime of vitamin E, new research claims.
Decreasing intake of certain fats, rather than fats in general, may help lower the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a recent study.
LOSING OUR EYESIGHT: Drop the fats, drop the risk