February is AMD Awareness Month
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Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in adults, affecting more than 15 million Americans. Currently, there is no cure for AMD, and its effects are permanent and irreversible, but you can reduce your risks. One modifiable risk is low macular pigment, which are protective pigments in the back of the eye that protect and enhance your vision. Macular pigment can usually be increased through a healthy diet comprising fruits and vegetables and nutritional supplementation. Determine your AMD risk factors with the assessment below:
Visual Performance Challenges may be related to low macular pigment (pigments that protect and enhance vision in the back of the eye). Consuming adequate quantities of zeaxanthin (zee-uh-zan-thin) and lutein has been scientifically demonstrated to increase macular pigment, thereby improving visual performance including: glare, bright light sensitivity, contrast sensitivity (seeing an object against its background), and improved visual acuity (reading in low light, needlepoint, etc.). Many patients also report improved ability and confidence to drive at night after increasing their macular pigment.