Ask the doctor: Could an aspirin a day damage my eyesight?
The concern about AMD, or Macular Degeneration, is a very valid concern.
Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, this is a degenerative condition of the middle part of the retina – this is a light-sensitive layer of cells which is in the back of the eye.
The part of the eye that is affected is the macula, and the damage causes loss of vision to the middle part of your vision, and the peripheral part which is everything you see around the center. There are 2 types of macular degeneration, one is the dry and the other is the wet.
The dry type usually progresses fairly slow and is also usually age related. It is not as threatening as is the wet type, which usually progresses very fast. This type causes bleeding under your macula.
This type must be treated as soon as possible, and this is another reason you need to see your eye specialist on a regular basis, and also as soon as you notice any change to your vision.
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There is no proven remedy, but it is believed that certain eye vitamins, antioxidants can slow down the progression, or even rduce the risk of AMD