If You Have Macular Degeneration, How Do You Protect Your Eyes?
February is Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness Month. AMD is the most common cause of irreversible blindness in the developed world. As a retinal specialist, I treat this disease every day. The thought of going blind from AMD is frightening. What can people do to protect their eyes? A recent study published in the journal Ophthalmology suggests that, for people with AMD, eating a Mediterranean diet is protective for the eyes. This was a study of over 13,000 eyes