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.
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* Myopia may be linked to an increased intake of refined carbohydrates, according to a study carried out on hunter-gatherer societies and on recently Westernised hunter-gatherer groups (Acta Ophthalmol Scand, 2002; 80: 125-35).
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