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The causes and risk factors for macular degeneration are many and complicated. Some you can’t do anything about (family history, gender, race, age etc), but I am sure we can all agree there are some you can.

These simple steps will help reduce the risk of exacerbating the problem:
  • If you smoke, stop.
    Smoking is linked to a 2-fold increase in the risk of macular degeneration.
  • Reduce exposure to UV light.
    Wear good quality sunglasses and a brimmed hat on sunny days to reduce UV exposure to the eyes.
  • Eat a diet rich in green leafy vegetables.
    Spinach, kale and broccoli are all good sources of the key macular pigment lutein.
  • Eat a diet rich in oily fish.
    Nutritional studies have found beneficial effects for oily fish and they will help lutein absorption.
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