Age-related macular degeneration: A visual Illness
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an ocular condition which may get worse over time. It is the leading cause of extreme, permanent loss of vision in persons over 60 years old. This occurs when the small central portion of your retina, called the macula, wears down.
Early symptoms of dry AMD include slightly blurred vision, the need for more reading light, and difficulty in recognizing faces until they are very close to the person. Smoking, high blood pressure, obesity, a diet high in unsaturated fats, simple carbohydrates and lack of exercise all contribute to the risk of AMD.
Good eye health starts with the food on the plate. Nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and vitamins C and E may help prevent age-related vision issues such as macular degeneration, and cataracts. To get them, fill your plate with:
• Green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, and collards
• Salmon, tuna, and other oily fish • Eggs, nuts, beans, and other nonmeat protein sources
• Oranges and other citrus fruits or juices
• Oysters and pork
Also a well-balanced diet helps you stay on a healthy weight. That reduces the risk of obesity and related diseases such as type 2 diabetes, which is the leading cause of adult blindness.
Junk Food may harm your Eyesight .
A study released in August 2001 suggests junk food might be bad for your eyesight. Fat-filled snack foods may increase the risk of developing macular degeneration (AMD) associated with advanced age. In addition to linoleic acid, vegetable, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are the types of fat that place junk food fans at higher risk for eye disease.
Higher intake of different types of fat including vegetable, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fat and linoleic acid rather than total fat intake may be associated with a higher risk for advanced AMD. Diets high in omega-3 fatty acids and fish have been inversely associated with the risk of AMD when linoleic acid intake was low.
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