Dietary and Lifestyle recommendations for Macular degeneration patients

Dietary and lifestyle recommendations for patients at risk of macular degeneration
June 23, 2017
Dove Medical Press
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a major cause of severe visual impairment in older populations and is characterized by progressive destruction of the retinal pigment epithelial cells and photoreceptors due to low-grade inflammation, ischemia and oxidative stress. Studies show evidence that carotenoids and antioxidants derived either from the diet or from supplements may significantly reduce the risk of visual loss in these patients.