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Macular Degeneration (Mouse over the image on the right to see an example of MD)What someone with MD experiences

Macular Degeneration is an eye disorder causing loss of central vision. Age related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in people over age 65.  Eight million people are legally blind from macular degeneration worldwide and as the population ages this number is expected to grow.

The affected area, the macula, lies at the back of the retina and is the part that produces the sharpest vision. The most serious visual impairment occurs when abnormal blood vessels form and leak serous fluid or bleed into the tissue of the macula, ultimately producing scar tissue. Peripheral (side) vision is unaffected.

In a landmark prospective, randomized, controlled, masked national study conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NHS), people with moderate and advanced age-related macular degeneration were shown to have a significant benefit with regard to disease progression and preservation of visual acuity by taking dietary supplements containing high-dose antioxidants and zinc. At TrueLight Eye Care we offer Macula Complete for optimal health and retina protection made by Biosyntrx.

It is universally recommended that you stop smoking, eat a balanced diet that includes leafy green vegetables, and protect your eyes from sun exposure with sunglasses that block ultraviolet (UV) rays. We offer UV protection on all our spectacle lenses unless patient requests plastic lenses without UV protection.

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