age-related macular degeneration

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Noun1.age-related macular degeneration - macular degeneration that is age-related
macular degeneration - eye disease caused by degeneration of the cells of the macula lutea and results in blurred vision; can cause blindness
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Approximately 10% of the population older than 65 years has some form of ARMD (1).
His discovery offers a way to overcome this problem, offering hope that treatments may be developed for currently non-curable degenerative diseases, like Stargardt disease and ARMD.
Nutrients that appear to benefit ARMD are the carotenoids beta-carotene and lutein/zeaxathin, vitamins C and E, and the mineral selenium.
In its early stages, ARMD is an abnormality of rods rather than cones, he said, and when patients have reduced visual acuity they will have had the disease for some time.
blue eyes) Cigarette smoking Moderate overweight Family history of hypertension or ARMD Exposure to sunlight Symptoms of ARMD: Blurred or fuzzy vision Illusion that straight lines are wavy The appearance of a dark or empty area in the center of vision
Symptoms of ARMD include blind spots or blurred vision that becomes progressively worse.
Patients carrying a diagnosis of cataracts, glaucoma, ARMD, or diabetic retinopathy were included.
For ARMD, the corresponding percentage was 41-70, depending on the ARMD form.
ARMD is more common in women, Caucasians and in people with blue eyes.
has conducted research on lutein supplementation through diet and found that lutein-rich foods can reverse the damaging effects of ARMD.
3 million people with intermediate ARMD are at substantial risk for vision loss.