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As aging is an inevitable phase that occurs to every individual who has fortunately reached his later years in life, it is also the stage wherein his body hosts a variety of health and medical conditions. One of the main aspects that is directly affected would be his vision, and eye-related complications such as macular degeneration can occur by the time he reaches 65 years or older.
While macular degeneration is often age-related, it may also be brought about by lifestyle factors such as smoking. Research shows that smoking increases the number of free radicals in the eye which can lead to this eye condition. Free radicals are molecules that can damage the macula.
Admittedly, quitting smoking is difficult for a lot of people. If you are a smoker and you are also suffering from macular degeneration, you may wish to try out the following supplements. Note, however, that you should consult your doctor before taking these supplements to ensure that they are safe for you.
Macular Degeneration we now know is the most common cause of legal blindness in an age group greater than 50. With life expectancy increasing, we will have a potential tsunami of new cases of macular degeneration. This will create a huge burden on the individual, on their families and on society in general if we do not take a stance against this debilitating condition from now!