Dr. Rani's Blog for Macular Degeneration 

Thoughts and suggestions on how you can maintain health for your vision, mind, and body.

Macular Degeneration Risk Factors

Although the causes of age-related macular degeneration are complex, many of the risk factors can be controlled.  Some of the risk factors that are under our control such as smoking, high blood pressure, being overweight altogether and also around the abdomen, and sun...

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What Are The Symptoms of Macular Degeneration?

Before symptoms are noticed, age-related macular degeneration can often be detected during an eye exam. During the early stages of AMD, small drusen or waste deposits are noticeable on the surface of the retina. A change in color or pigment can be seen on the macula....

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Leaky Eye Syndrome and Macular Degeneration

You may have heard of leaky gut or leaky brain, but have you heard of leaky eye syndrome? Similar to the other syndromes caused by inflammation and increased permeability, in leaky eye syndrome, normal barriers within blood vessels break down.

When vessels leak, the eye’s delicate tissues are exposed to blood products, fluid, and proteins. This leakage triggers the immune system and propagates a cycle of further inflammation. Leaky eye syndrome ultimately causes loss of vision, and in some cases, even blindness.

Macular degeneration is the prototypical leaky eye syndrome. Let me explain.

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Top 3 Foods To Fight Macular Degeneration

Nutrition plays an essential role in preventing eye disease. Consuming a nutritious and well-balanced diet of eye-smart foods can help prevent diseases of the eye such as age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. Here are the top three foods for preventing...

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration – How Is It Diagnosed?

  Age-related macular degeneration can be diagnosed during an eye exam. Your ophthalmologist may have you look at an Amsler grid. This 20x 20 square grid that looks like graph paper helps you identify any blurry, distorted, or missing areas in your central field of...

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