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Question:
I am a 46-year-old female. In December, my eye exam revealed bilateral fine drusen. I do not presently have any obvious signs of age-related macular degeneration, but began seeing an optometrist two years ago due to difficulty with close-up vision. After this past visit, I started taking Norwegian cod liver oil and cruciferous complete from Standard Process. Is there anything else I may be able to do to prevent exacerbation?

Answer:
The major risk factors for AMD are a family history of AMD and smoking. At age 46, there is no definitive evidence that dietary supplements are beneficial. That said, there is consensus that a low-fat diet, high in leafy green vegetables, antioxidants and fish is a good idea for people at risk of developing AMD later in life.

Answered by: George Williams, MDDr. George Williams

Categories: Eye Diseases

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