Modifiable risk factors, nutritional supplements key to battling dry AMD

Lindstrom, Richard L.
January 2011
Ocular Surgery News;1/25/2011, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p3
Academic Journal
The article discusses the importance of mitigating modifiable risk factors and taking nutritional supplements in preventing the development of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The condition is said to pose the biggest threat to the vision and lifestyle of baby boomers. Informing patients of modifiable risk factors for dry AMD, which include smoking, hypertension and obesity, is suggested to motivate them to change their lifelong habits. Diet modification and nutritional supplements can slow down the progression of dry AMD.


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