Who Will Be Struck By Dry Macular Degeneration?

Posted By : Shirawilliam 2

There is an eye problem that might strike people who are over 50 years- Age-related Degeneration (ARMD). Vision loss is one of the most evident signals for this problem. For the eyes will decline in their functions as time goes on, people of older age are prone to ARMD.

Like any other organ in one's body, eyes and retinal tissues should be maintained and nurtured with some particular nutrients and oxygen, without which, one's central vision will get lost. For those old-aged people, Dry Macular is a great threat to their eye health.

In fact, the reasons that lead to ARMD vary. For example, some bad habits can lead to it, as smoking, less exercise, etc. Or lack of some particular nutrients, exposure to sunlight, family history, etc. can also cause ARMD.


Generally, there are some signals for ARMD. Therefore, old-aged people should be careful. Those signals include- declination of central vision, inability to see minor objects, or any visual distortion, etc.


ARMD can be fallen into two types, namely, the wet form and the dry form. Most sufferers (almost 90%) of AMRD belong to the dry form which is also called non-neovascular degeneration. Sufferers of dry ARMD will suffer from gradual loss of central vision. This reason is the pigments in the retina are over-consumed.


Some studies have showed that balanced diet can help prevent this problem. If people eat more fruits and some other leafy vegetables, they will run much lower risk of getting this problem. However, no evidence has proved those foods can be used to treat this problem.


Though this problem can not be cured completely, there are some other practical ways to treat it. The wet form is easy to cope with, while the dry form is much complicated. While treating the dry form, the blood vessels in the retina must be sealed by some particular means. Doing so can avoid any further vision loss. Still, balanced diet can also play very important in the treatment.