Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Kiran Panesar, BPharmS (Hons), MRPharmS, RPh, CPh


US Pharmacist. 2015;40(6):22-26. 

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Given the aging of the population, the impact of macular degeneration will become even greater in the future. This gives rise to a need for preventive strategies and effective treatment options. The approach used in the management of ARMD is to identify and attack the disease in its early stages, slowing progression and vision loss.[3] Various lifestyle changes and dietary constituents have been established as having a beneficial effect on preventing the disease and halting progression.[3] The foods, minerals, and supplements that can assist with sight preservation are listed in Table 2.[13,28,29]