Macular degeneration is the primary cause of vision loss in people 65+ years old. Although there is no guaranteed way to reduce your risk level, there are certain lifestyle changes you can make that will help protect you from the onset of this age-related eye disease. If you have a family history of macular degeneration, it is especially important to take steps to prevent it.
If you are experiencing symptoms of vision loss, call us today at (888) 339-8143 to schedule an eye exam with our experienced Los Angeles ophthalmologist Dr. Khanna.
The best defense against macular degeneration is a healthy lifestyle. Studies show that people with a poor diet and high blood pressure are much more likely to develop macular degeneration. Additionally, smoking increases your risk of macular degeneration by as much as 50%.
Some specific tips for preventing macular degeneration include:
If you have further questions about macular degeneration or general eye health, please contact The Khanna Institute today or call (888) 339-8143 to schedule an eye exam with Dr. Khanna. We serve patients in Beverly Hills, Westlake Village, and surrounding areas of Los Angeles, California.