Doctors may be failing to catch the earliest signs of a major cause of blindness.
The issue is – if it’s caught very early, age-related macular degeneration can be treated, and vision preserved.
If not, it’s much harder to slow down.
And a new study suggests many doctors may be missing the early signs.
A team at the University of Alabama-Birmingham used advanced digital photography to look at the eyes of 13-hundred older people who had normal vision on a standard exam.
They found that 1 in 4 of those people actually had degeneration in their retinas.
In many cases, it was early enough that the problem could be reversed by diet, nutritional supplements, and lifestyle.
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