Macular degenerative disease

Macular degeneration is a serious eye disorder in which the macula, a tiny portion of the retina in the back of the eye, is damaged, causing blindness in the central vision while leaving peripheral vision intact. The damage to the retina can be caused by or associated with various factors, including smoking, sunlight, diabetes, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, and heart disease.

Approximately 13 million Americans have Macular degenerative disease in some stage of development. This visual disorder typically affects people over age fifty-five, and the risk of getting this condition increases with age. Danger to the eye most often takes the form of deposits that build up under the macula or, less often, of an abnormal growth of blood vessels that leak fluid into the retina.

Macular degenerative disease cannot be reversed, but it can be halted and risk for the disorder can be greatly reduced. It's been shown, for example, that people who have high blood levels of antioxidants have a lower risk of developing macular degeneration.

Macular degenerative disease

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