"Watch what you eat" for better eyesight

"Watch what you eat" for better eyesight

A change of diet may help to slow the onset of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) - a major cause of eyesight loss, it has been claimed.

According to Eye Care America, eating foods rich in antioxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin and omega-3 fatty acids can help people retain good eyesight for longer and the organisation has created a cookbook called Feast Your Eyes, which offers ideas on dishes that can help care for eyes this holiday season.

Dr William Tasman, chair of the organisation"s AMD EyeCare programme, added: "There is no cure for AMD, but early detection and treatment may lessen severe vision loss and slow the progression of the disease."

The group estimates that AMD - which is the leading cause of eyesight loss in people over the age of 65 in the US - currently affects around ten million people in the country.

by Alexa Kaczka

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