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    When were you diagnosed with AMD?

    Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky, MD on May 28, 2019

    Sources:

    National Eye Institute: “Facts About Age-Related Macular Degeneration,” “What the Age-Related Eye Disease Studies Mean for You.”

    Andrea Thau, O.D., Associate Clinical Professor Emerita at the SUNY State College of Optometry, past president of the American Optometric Association.

    Macular Society (UK): “Lighting.” 

    American Macular Degeneration Foundation: “Macular Degeneration Treatments,” “Ten Habits for Eye Health and AMD Treatment,” “Junk Food May Be Bad for Your Eyesight,” “Don’t Smoke—it Exacerbates Eye Disease,” “Ultra-violet and Blue Light Aggravate Macular Degeneration.” 

    UpToDate: “Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Treatment and Prevention.” 

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration: “Step 3: Clinical Research.” 

    U.S. National Library of Medicine/ClinicalTrials.gov 

    Milan Radovich, Ph.D., medical co-director of the Indiana University/IU Health Precision Genomics Program in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    Prevent Blindness: “Nutrition Supplements and Vision.” 

    Mayo Clinic: “Dry Macular Degeneration,” “Quit-smoking products: Boost your chance of success,” “Depression (Major depressive disorder).” 

    University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center: “Implantable Miniature Telescope.” 

    Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2018: “Association of Dietary Nitrate Intake with the 15-Year Incidence of Age-Related Macular Degeneration.” 

    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: “5 Top Foods for Eye Health.” 

    National Institutes of Health: “Omega-3 Fatty Acids.” 

    American Optometric Association: “Mediterranean diet reduces risk for AMD.”

    Cleveland Clinic: “Did You Know Exercise Is Good for Your Eyes — and Your Vision?”

    American Journal of Ophthalmology, 2017: “Physical Activity and Age-related Macular Degeneration: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-analysis.

    NYU Langone Health: “Lifestyle Changes for Age-Related Macular Degeneration.” 

    Clinical Interventions in Aging, 2008: “Age-related macular degeneration and the aging eye.”

    Clinical Ophthalmology, 2016: “Anxiety and depression in patients with advanced macular degeneration: current perspectives.” 

    Cedars-Sinai: “Age-Related Macular Degeneration.” 

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