Macular Degeneration: Control The Risk Factors You Can
Macular degeneration is an incurable eye condition that causes progressive loss of vision. Usually appearing in older adults, it involves the breakdown of the light-sensitive tissue in the macula -- the part of the eye that collects image information and relays it to the brain. Though there are medications to slow down the disease's progression, vision loss that occurs cannot be restored. Unfortunately, some of the risk factors for macular degeneration, such as having a genetic history of the condition and being ofCaucasian descent, are not things you can change.