Many AMD patients are advised to take a nutritional supplement for their condition.

Research indicates that a substance called lutein can prevent or delay the progression of AMD.

A healthy diet, high in antioxidant vitamins and minerals has long been associated with the prevention or delay of AMD. Good sources of lutein are green leafy vegetables, especially spinach. However, for people who don’t get adequate nutrition through their diet, a nutritional supplement containing lutein or zeaxanthin may help.

Protecting your vision from bright sunshine and glareĀ 

While the links between macular degeneration and sunlight exposure are not strong, it is recommended that you protect your eyes from UV light.

If you have any other concerns, or are worried that you could be suffering from AMD – speak to your GP or eye care professional as soon as possible.