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.
Laser surgery - though not necessarily on the cornea - is used in the treatment of other eye conditions, including:
* Longsightedness (hyperopia):
MACULAR DEGENERATION: A drug-free therapy
Researchers at the University of California have found that vitamin D3 - available as a supplement - has a protective effect only at levels of 1000 IU (international units) a day. The UK government’s recommended safe upper limit dose is just 400...
Also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), this condition is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in adults over 50 years of age. The incidence of AMD in persons over 65 years of age is 10 percent and increases to more than 28...