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Macular Degeneration – Symptoms, Causes and Home Remedies

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Macular Degeneration is largely an age-related eye illness that causes vision to develop progressively more blurred. Due to the deterioration of the retina over age, the nerves become more subtle and become incapable to transmit the visual information to the brain.

"You never go blind from age-related macular degeneration; you just lose your central vision. People with age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, might have trouble with tasks such as reading, driving, or recognizing faces, but they live pretty full lives in that they can function very well," says Emily Chew, MD, deputy director of the division of epidemiology and clinical applications at the National Eye Institute.

Macular Degeneration Symptoms:

  • Loss of vision in the centre of visual field
  • Difficulty in recognising faces
  • Trouble distinguishing visual features
  • Straight lines look irregular or bent
  • Difficulty in reading
  • Images between two eyes do not sync
  • Objects look different sizes in each eye

Macular Degeneration Causes:

  • With age, health of eyes deteriorate
  • Additional blood cells form beneath the central part of the retina

Natural Home Remedy Using Indian Gooseberries and Brahmi Powder:

  1. Cut and de-seed 4-5 Indian gooseberries
  2. Grind the gooseberries to make a paste
  3. Add 2 tsp of brahmi powder, an ayurvedic herb, to this paste
  4. Mix well
  5. You may add 2 tbsp honey for taste
  6. Have the mixture 2 times a day

Tips:

  • Eat 20-25 goji berries or wolf berries every day
    • They are a source of antioxidants and beta-carotene
    • Chinese medicines use them as a natural cure for vision problems
  • Consume foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids
  • Consume fish like:
    • Salmon
    • Mackerel
    • Sardines
    • Tuna
  • Consume soybeans, pumpkin seeds, walnuts and leafy greens

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