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MACULAR DEGENERATION: Natural Methods in Prevention

22 Jul 2012 - Eye Practice
MACULAR DEGENERATION: Natural Methods in Prevention

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.


08 Jul 2012 - Eye Practice
MACULAR DEGENERATION: Tips for Smokers Macular Degeneration is an eye disease that affects the macula or the center of the retina. The retina is the layer of tissue on the inside back wall of the eyeball. The retina is responsible for our central vision which is essential for doing daily activities like facial recognition, reading and driving. One type of this disease may be caused by swollen and leaky blood vessels found in the back of the eye. This is a common condition in older people. Studies show that it is the leading cause of blindness in the elderly.

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.

Smoking and Cataracts!

17 Jan 2012 - Eye Practice
Smoking and Cataracts!

Cataracts are quite common but...

Your eyes are smoking too!

09 Nov 2011 - Eye Practice
Your eyes are smoking too!

It is safe to say that most people in the world today are aware of the harmful effects of smoking. Everyone should also be aware of the connection between smoking, heart disease and lung cancer.

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