What is Macular Degeneration?

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What is Macular Degeneration?

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Macular Degeneration signs, symptoms, risk factors, treatments and prevention.


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Dr. Janina, Great video. This is some helpful information about macular dengeration. I heard people say that carrot is good for your eyes. Is that true? Does diabetes cause macular degenration for the eye(s)?

Sep 15, 2013 - 3:33 PM by Rosalind W

Found the video, here is the link :) http://youtu.be/1kwmlI_i0vI tell me if you were able to open it please.

Sep 15, 2013 - 4:32 PM by janina s

Hi Rosalind, I actually did a video on Carrots and the eyes. Let me see if I can post it here or come back with a Link for you. The answer is yes and no... that is why I did a video explanation on it. Regarding Diabetes and Mac Degen, the issue is any lack of blood flow to the Macula can cause degeneration. Because Diabetes is a small blood vessel disease and those are the ones supplying the Macula, you then have an affect on increased chance of Mac Degeneration. It is all up to the patient to manage these issues by managing the Diabetes.

Sep 15, 2013 - 4:29 PM by janina s

Dr Janina - Outstanding lesson in Macular Degeneration! I like the concept of "eye health exam" and not just a regular vision checkup. I also like the way you have highlighted the risk factors associated with this condition. This should make everyone think about the added risks of smoking and continuing to eat unhealthy. I am going to look into Ocuvite as a supplement to my vitamin regimen. I am not a smoker and try to eat healthy but each year I am getting older lol. What do you think about this as a nutritional supplement for precaution? Thanks again for all your great work on educating our community on eye conditions and As Always - Be Well.

Jan 20, 2013 - 12:44 PM by David D

Dear David, sorry it took so long to reply but I had to move recently and had a problem with internet providers. Now I am with one that is not so slow! Regarding your question on Ocuvite, I think it is best because I do not know of too many people who eat enough spinach to satisfy the Lutein our eyes can use. Not all of us know every detail of our family history either and if it does not interfere with anything else you are taking, then great!

Feb 12, 2013 - 8:45 PM by janina s