Evidence is mounting that a poor diet plays an important role in the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness. A new study has found that people who adhered to a Mediterranean diet cut their risk of late-stage AMD by 41 percent.
A degenerative disease commonly occurring after the age of 50, AMD slowly but steadily destroys the macula, the part of the eye responsible for sharp, detailed central vision.
There are two types of AMD, known as ‘wet’ and ‘dry’. In wet AMD, abnormal blood vessels behind the retina start to grow and to leak blood and eye fluid. In the more common dry AMD, small deposits form on the retina, beneath the macula, causing it to deteriorate over time. Conventional medicine offers no cure or means of preventing either type of AMD.
Dr. Rath’s Cellular Medicine approach to preventing and controlling AMD and other common eye diseases is based on providing an optimum supply of certain essential micronutrients to the cells of the eye and its various anatomical components. You can learn about this groundbreaking approach and the specific micronutrients recommended by Dr. Rath in this article on our website.