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Riley eddy


01/09/2013

Do reading glasses help macular degeneration?

My eye doctor told me i got macular degeneration and need reading glasses to help my vision. So, i just want to know does reading glasses really help people with macular degeneration?
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  • Jordan Brown

    01/09/2013

    Yes, if you choose the rigth reading glasses, it can help you. Macular degeneration is a chronic eye disease, if you have this disease, the tissue in the center of your retina, the macula, can deteriorate. It causes a blind spot in your central vision, leaving dim images or black holes at the center of your vision. The right reading glasses and magnifiers can help you read and see.
  • Daniel christian

    01/14/2013

    Macular degeneration is an age-related serious eye problem. Macula is a small part of the retina yet it is the light sensitive tissue which is responsible for the central vision. Macula is very sensitive to details, so it gives person the ability to read small prints or thread a needle. Macular degeneration is the deterioration of macula. Most cases of macular degeneration are age-related condition, so it is the leading cause of vision loss for people over 55. It might develop symptoms of vision blurred, dark area or distored in central vision or central vision loss for good. Because the reading glasses can help people have clear up close vision, your doctor introduce you to use the reading glasses to help your vision. Yet it is not a cure to macular degeneration. If you smoke, then quit it at once to slow down the development of retinal disease. It also applies to cataract, glaucoma, eye dryness and diabetes retinopathy. Patients are encouraged to use the peripheral vision which will not be impacted by macular degeneration. Have a diet rich in antioxidants can be helpful too.
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