Everything you need to know about age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Macular Degeneration (AMD) - an incurable disease?

Macular Degeneration (AMD) – an incurable disease?

Worldwide, age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the main cause of impaired vision and blindness in old age (50%). The so-called macula, a small spot on the retina of the eye, is affected. It is the point of sharpest vision.

In the early stages of dry Macular Degeneration (AMD), the eye’s metabolism slows down, waste products accumulate and vision becomes blurred; sometimes to the point of vision loss.

The disease mainly occurs from the mid-50s onwards. In the age group between 65 and 75 years, about 20% of people are affected. The loss of vision often progresses without pain – insidiously, chronically and is often only recognised late. And sometimes treated too late.

Do you have symptoms of age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)?

The insidious thing about this eye disease: in the early stages of age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), those affected have hardly any symptoms and no pain. The first indication that you are affected by age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is when image content is simply missing.

About the symptoms of age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Problems reading or driving, recognising faces is difficult.

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How is Macular Degeneration (AMD) diagnosed?

If Macular Degeneration (AMD) is suspected, the Amsler grid test provides initial information. You can carry out this simple test yourself using the so-called Amsler grid.

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Find out if you may have early stage Macular Degeneration (AMD).

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Macular Degeneration (AMD) can have many causes

Is advanced age really the cause of age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)? Why then are there very old people who are spared the disease of the retina?

What are the causes of Macular Degeneration (AMD)?

Stress, unhealthy lifestyle and diet, medication, inflammation? What are the real causes?

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Macular Degeneration (AMD) and nutrition

There is an abundance of advice, tips and recommendations on what healthy eating means, some of which contradict each other. How are we still supposed to know what to eat at all? Nevertheless, there are foods that are good for your eyes.

The right nutrition for Makula Degeneration (AMD)

Drink plenty of fluids and put fresh, varied and plant-based foods on your plate - new recipes for healthy eyes ...

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Until now there is unfortunately no conventional Macular Degeneration (AMD) treatment, therapy or drug known that can stop or cure AMD.

Study on the Correlation Between Long Covid Syndrome and Macular Degeneration

In a cross-sectional study published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology, patients who were slow to recover from symptoms after surviving COVID-19 showed a reduced density of nerve fibres in the cornea, while the number of dendritic cells there appears to be increased. This could be an indication of a neurological cause of the secondary disease. […]

Lowering high blood pressure in Macular Degeneration with a healthy diet

A healthy alkaline diet not only relieves the organism but also provides it with a variety of valuable nutrients and vital substances. It also counteracts hyperacidity and supports the rapid elimination of various waste products. Food with Blood Pressure Lowering Properties for Macular DegenerationFood with Blood Pressure Lowering Properties for Macular DegenerationThe Importance of Potassium […]

These lab test results are relevant for Macular Degeneration

HomocysteineHomocysteineAcid-alkaline StatusVitamin DeficiencyThe Excretory Organs – Liver and Kidneys The metabolic marker homocysteine plays an important role in the treatment of macular degeneration. If it has an increased level in the lab test, there is a greater risk of developing macular degeneration. Increased homocysteine levels have been found in patients with wet macular degeneration, for […]