Macular Degeneration has been back in the news again this week. Doctors have successfully used stem cells to repair damaged tissue in the macula of a patient in the UK, restoring some vision. While this is exciting news, availability of this treatment to AMD sufferers is still many years away, and the focus for us still has to be on prevention.
To reduce your risk of developing this disease the best things to do are
- Stop smoking
- Boost Lutein and Zeaxanthin intake with lots of green veg
- Make sure you're getting regular eye examinations
The Macular Society website is a great source of information about the disease and how to look after your eyes. www.macularsociety.org
For more information or to find out if you qualify for a visit from a home visiting optician call 0141 611 9696.
I look forward to seeing you soon.
Principal Optometrist at McBay Mobile Opticians