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What causes macular degeneration or something else when I get older?

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Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology

In brief: A disease

Macular degeneration is a degenerative disease that affects the rods and cones (photoreceptors) in the retina.
The degeneration and death of these is multifactorial. Changes in nutrition, blood flow, heredity, ultraviolet exposure all increase your risks for the disease. Best defense: UV protection, good diet high in green leafy vegetables, multivitamin with lutein-- and don't get a day older.

In brief: A disease

Macular degeneration is a degenerative disease that affects the rods and cones (photoreceptors) in the retina.
The degeneration and death of these is multifactorial. Changes in nutrition, blood flow, heredity, ultraviolet exposure all increase your risks for the disease. Best defense: UV protection, good diet high in green leafy vegetables, multivitamin with lutein-- and don't get a day older.
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