AMD awareness month - Are You at Risk?
Risk factors for AMD are:
- Caucasian race
- over age 65
- Eating a low nutrient diet
- Family history of AMD
Don't let that happen to you or your loved ones. Get annual vision exams. Discuss nutrition strategies with your eye doctor. Lots of green leafy vegetables and antioxidants like vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, beta carotene (vitamin A) and omega-3 fatty acids may help.
New treatments are now available:
- Lucentis (ranibizumab) was approved in 2006 to treat AMD and is injected into the eye.
- Macugen (pegabtanib) was approved in 2004 to treat wet AMD
- Laser treatments:
Discuss treatment options today with your ophthalmologist if you have been diagnosed with AMD.
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