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Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease characterized by a gradual loss of central vision in people over the age of 55. While medical treatments for prevention of catastrophic loss of vision are making great strides, treatment of mild and moderate macular disease have demonstrated limited success. Nutritional interventions can make a marked difference in the prevention of disease progression and vision enhancement. Understanding the nutritional and lifestyle measures that have shown benet against this disabling disease is important for managing an expanding older population who are at risk for developing AMD.