Age-Related Macular Degeneration - Prevention
You can't prevent
age-related macular degeneration (AMD). But there are
some steps you can take that may lower your risk of getting it.
- Have regular eye exams. Eye exams may help
you find out if you are at risk for AMD or, if you have AMD, may
detect it early. Early detection can sometimes delay
loss of vision.
- Don't smoke. People who smoke may be twice as
likely to develop AMD than those who don't smoke.1
Even after you stop smoking, this increased risk may persist for many
- Eat plenty of fruits and nuts. Eating regular
servings of fruits and nuts may lower your chances of getting AMD.4
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
July 20, 2011
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