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Macular Degeneration

Also indexed as:Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Maculopathy
Keep your vision in good condition by taking care to prevent macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness later in life. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
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Keep your vision in good condition by taking care to prevent macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness later in life. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
  • Load up on lutein

    Supply the eyes with this healthy antioxidant by taking 10 mg per day and eating plenty of green leafy vegetables

  • Seek support from a multi

    Protect your sight by taking a daily multivitamin containing beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, and riboflavin

  • Block those rays

    Wear glasses that block ultraviolet rays to prevent eye damage that can contribute to macular degeneration

  • Go for the ginkgo

    Get help for early stage macular degeneration by taking 120 to 160 mg a day of a standardized Ginkgo biloba herbal extract

  • Say good-bye to smoking

    Kick this unhealthy habit that has been linked to increased risk

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