AMD Awareness Week
AMD Awareness week starts from 22nd September 2012 to 30th September 2012.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye condition that is affected by aging. It is where the cells in your macula are damaged and don’t function as normal. The macula is the area responsible for your vision. Someone with AMD will have difficulty focusing as the centre of their vision is blank.
AMD is estimated to affect as many as 20% of the aging population worldwide. Although there are certain treatments that can cure AMD to an extent, it is still a very costly treatment. Therefore people should look at ways to prevent AMD rather than treating AMD.
Factors that affect AMD include smoking, diet and exercise. If you pay attention to your life style, then you can prevent AMD and best of all, it’ll be far cheaper than paying for treatments that cure AMD. Macushield eye vitamins are always worth looking into as it heals and protects the eyes, particularly from AMD.