Nutrition in age-related macular degeneration

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An ageing population has raised the priority of reducing the risk for age-related eye diseases which impair sight and quality of life. Chief among these diseases is age-related macular degeneration (AMD) – the leading cause of visual impairment among older adults.1,2 There is growing evidence which suggests that nutrition can attenuate the risk and/or progression of age-related macular degeneration. It is, therefore, important that eye professionals are aware of good nutrition for eye health and are able to help patients with dietary modification and supplement choice.
This article discusses the latest research, as well as the risks and benefits, of dietary supplements.