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Unhealthy Dietary Habits May Damage Central Vision – Study

Unhealthy dietary habits may damage central vision. Researchers have discovered that individuals eating an eating regimen high in red and processed meat, high-fat dairy products, refined grains and fried food may build up an eye condition that harms the retina and affects an individual’s central vision.

The condition is called late stage age-related macular degeneration i.e. AMD, an irreversible condition that affects an individual’s central vision, driving inability among other basic daily practices.

The outcomes recommend that that a Western dietary pattern might be a hazard factor for growing late AMD. Since, a Western eating routine was not related with improvement of early AMD in the research, disclosed in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.

A lead researcher from the University at Buffalo, US, Shruti Dighe said, “Treatment for late, neovascular AMD is invasive and expensive, and there is no treatment for geographic atrophy, the other form of late AMD that also causes vision loss. It is in our best interest to catch this condition early and prevent development of late AMD.”

Early AMD is asymptomatic, implying that individuals frequently don’t have a clue about that they have it. To get it, a doctor would need to survey a photograph of the individual’s retina, searching for pigmentary changes and improvement of drusen, or yellow stores made up of lipids.

Amy Millen, a senior author of the study said, “What we observed in this study was that people who had no AMD or early AMD at the start of our study and reported frequently consuming unhealthy foods were more likely to develop vision-threatening, late stage disease approximately 18 years later.’