Prevention for Macular Degeneration

A few simple precautions can help prevent the development or progression of macular degeneration. Some of these are:

  • Regular eye examinations can help identify macular degeneration at an early stage. Your doctor will advise you on the frequency of these examinations.
  • People with other diseases like hypertension or cardiovascular disease should manage their diseases effectively by following their doctor’s advice and taking their medications regularly.
  • Stopping smoking greatly reduces the risk of developing macular degeneration.
  • Reducing your weight to a healthy level can also help lower the risk of developing macular degeneration.
  • Including lots of fruits, nuts, fish and vegetables in your diet can also help reduce the risk of developing macular degeneration.

Frequently asked questions
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