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Category Archives: Macular Degeneration


Devouring Kale and Eye Health Supplements? That May Be Too Much of a Good Thing

Eye doctors regularly prescribe AREDS-2 (age-related eye disease study) eye health supplements to slow the progression of macular degeneration. However, a recent case report published in JAMA Ophthalmology revealed what happened to one woman who took supplementation too far. Yes, you can overdose on nutritional supplements. According to Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Arlington eye doctor Ronald […]


Macular Degeneration FAQs

Age-related vision problems are not uncommon, and in most cases, vision changes are nothing to be concerned about. In some cases, however, changes in your vision may be a sign of a more serious eye condition. Macular degeneration is one such eye condition that primarily affects adults over age 60. It is also the leading […]


February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

As we age, our vision changes. This is normal and expected. Some changes may be an indicator of a more serious eye condition , such as age-related macular degeneration. February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month. There are several forms of macular degeneration, but age-related macular degeneration is the fastest-growing form of the disease. Age-related […]


What Is Macular Degeneration?

As we age, our vision will change. In many cases, these changes are nothing to be concerned about. However, in some cases, changes in vision are an indicator of an underlying and potentially dangerous eye condition. Macular degeneration is one common cause of vision changes and vision loss, especially in adults over 60. In fact, […]


Dry vs. Wet Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over age 60. The macula is the central part of the retina and is responsible for sharp central vision. With age, the macula can deteriorate, causing significant visual disability, including affecting ability to read, drive and see clearly. With macular degeneration total blindness […]

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