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Preventing Macular Degeneration

If there are signs of aging in your macula, following steps will help prevent or slow the progression of macular degeneration.

  • Don’t smoke

  • Keep healthy diet and exercise

  • Wear sunglasses outdoors

  • Nutritional supplements: but only after a thorough discussion

  • Check your vision with Amsler Chart

You Should Eat:
  • Fish 2 – 3 times a week

  • Fresh fruit

  • Leafy, coloured vegetables

  • Use olive oil to cook (not virgin oil)

  • Fresh nuts (Almonds, Brazil nuts, Walnuts)

  • Avoid fatty, fried foods

  • Eat less red meat (cut out fat)

  • Eat less salami and sausages

  • Use less vegetable oil


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