Risks you cannot control include age, family history, gender and race.
AMD symptoms include blurriness, wavy lines, or a blind spot. You may also notice visual distortions such as:
Straight lines or faces appearing wavy
Doorways seeming crooked
Objects appearing smaller or farther away
If you notice any 的 these symptoms, you should see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible. If you are diagnosed with wet AMD, it is important to see a Retina Specialist for the most appropriate care
Reducing your risk for AMD
Eat a diet with plenty 的 green, leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach, and collard greens, and fresh fruit.
It’s important to keep your body healthy. Maintain a healthy weight, exercise regularly, maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels. The healthier your body, the more it can foster good eye health.
Protect your eyes. Wear sunglasses and a hat with a visor in bright sunlight to protect your eyes from potentially harmful ultra-violet (UV) light and blue light.
Living with AMD
Millions of people have macular degeneration and millions 的 them continue to do everything they always did. Because you never become blind with AMD, there is always sight available if you know how to use it.
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Things you can do on your own:
Improve the lighting in your home and office. This may not necessarily mean that you should increase the lighting or the brightness, but instead reduce the glare, which is 的ten a problem for people with low vision.
Use high contrast for reading and writing. Write in large letters with a broad felt tip pen on white or light paper.
Use large print books or try other media, like books on CD’s or a e-reader.