Macular degenerative disease, or age-related macular degeneration, maybe the most frustrating eye disorder there is and, like many other eye disorders, is at first a very dangerous process because it goes unnoticed.

The degree of macular degenerative disease is worse in some individuals than others, but every older person has it to some degree.

Results from conventional treatments for Macular Degenerative Disease or Age-Related Macular Degeneration have been very limited and quite disappointing. As a result, eye specialists have turned to nutrition, a long-neglected area of research, in the hope that better results are obtained in the treatment of eye diseases.

“Eat your carrots”

And it seems our mothers were correct when they told us: “eat your carrots” because although not too much is known about the preventive effects of vitamin supplements in the area of macular degeneration, we do know quite a lot how vitamin deficiencies can affect the eyes. Studies have shown that a deficiency in vitamin A and E, among others, can cause the retina to degenerate. Other studies have also shown that vitamin C protects the retina from sun damage.

Eye disease studies

The Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging; the Eye Disease Case-Control Study; the Beaver Dam Eye Study, and other studies have suggested a link between age-related macular degeneration and deficiencies of antioxidants such as vitamin E, vitamin C, and beta-carotene. Another clinical study investigating the effect of oral zinc supplements on the progression of ager related macular degeneration has suggested a beneficial effect.

According to the National Eye Institute, everybody growing older is at risk for this disease. Because nutrition and supplements help in the prevention and delaying of this disease, now you can get an e-book I have put together on the subject at the incredible price of $4.95 that will help you prevent or postpone Macular Degenerative Disease.

The Bottom Line

You don’t have to wait until you start losing your sight. There are many things you can do to prevent such a terrible situation and one of them is to eat according to certain principles. These principles have been presented to you here and include both a healthy diet and some supplements that will enhance your level of the right vitamins and antioxidants you need for healthy eyes.

Author

I am Andy Carpenter and I would start by saying that I have a Bachelor Degree in Nutrition Science conferred by California State University, Los Angeles and that I am certified as a Registered Dietitian.

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