Consume A Balanced Diet
With wet macular degeneration, most treatments focus on stopping the growth and leaking of new blood vessels. However, the dry type doesn't include abnormal vessels. Instead, it's caused by the progressive deterioration of retinal cells without leaking blood vessels. One of the first lines of treatment for dry macular degeneration is to consume a balanced diet. It won't cure the disease, but it will help slow the progression and allow for greater symptom management. Many vegetables and fruits are rich in antioxidants, which are essential for eye health, including the preservation of eye tissue and the preservation of vision. Some vegetables with high antioxidants are squash, broccoli, spinach, and kale. Research has indicated foods rich in zinc might also be beneficial for individuals with macular degeneration. Most of the foods with high zinc levels are animal products like lamb, pork, beef, cheese, milk, and yogurt. However, if individuals have to limit dairy or meat intake, they can also get zinc from whole-wheat bread and whole-grain cereals. Healthy unsaturated fats like olive oil are also good.
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