Eye Health Vitamins for Macular Degeneration

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What eye health vitamins can help combat macular degeneration?

Eye Health Vitamins for Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration, an eye disease that can result in loss of peripheral vision and even blindness is the most common cause of blindness and vision problems for people over 60 years old in America today. There are treatments for macular degeneration, but if the disease progresses too far, there are no treatments that will reverse the damage done to the eyes and restore vision.

There is good news about this debilitating disease, however. The right eye health vitamins can help keep macular degeneration from occurring, and can help keep the disease from progressing, as well. Antioxidant supplements including 500 mg of vitamin C, 400 IUs of vitamin E, 15 mg of beta-carotene, 80 mg of zinc, and 2 mg of copper per day were shown to help reduce the effects of macular degeneration in people suffering from the disease.

Symptoms of macular degeneration include straight lines that appear wavy, blurry vision, and a dark spot in the center of your vision that looks like a blind spot and begins to get larger. If you have any of these symptoms talk to your doctor and ask about adding eye health vitamins to your diet to help combat the problem.

   

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