Eating food that contains lots of antioxidant
vitamins and minerals may help slow down vision loss in some people with
moderate to severe macular degeneration.1 Talk to your
doctor about whether this might help you.
These treatments may slow down vision loss from the wet form of macular degeneration:
Injections of medicine into
How can you cope with vision problems?
many things you can do at home to make the most of your remaining vision. Try using
aids like magnifying glasses, brighter lighting, and large-print books. Having a good support
network is important too.
If you need more help, your doctor may
refer you to an
occupational therapist or rehabilitation specialist.
These professionals can help you get the tools and training you need to cope
with reduced vision. Local agencies may also offer services for people with
It can be scary to find out that you have a vision
problem that will get worse. It is common to have a range of emotions. But if
you feel very sad or hopeless, talk to your doctor.
Frequently Asked Questions
Learning about age-related macular degeneration (AMD):