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Pamela A. Lowe, OD, FAAO, Dipl. ABO

Sep 15, 2020

Why are anti-glare sunglasses and night glasses so important in people with Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)?

By Dr. Joshua Mali   Why is sunlight/glare so uncomfortable/damaging overall? – UV light exposure in high levels can cause damage to the eye from front (cornea/lens) to back (retina). Why are anti-glare sunglasses important? – Sunglasses with UV light protection or polarization help to block out the damaging effects of sunlight on our eyes. Why are night glasses important? – Anti-reflective coating on glasses are very important, especially with night glasses. This coating helps to reduce glare which can be a critical factor with driving at night with oncoming headlights shining all around the driver.  What are some things…

Why are anti-glare sunglasses and night glasses so important in people with Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)?

Jul 2, 2020

Dr. Mali’s Top 5 Myths Answered About Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

By Dr. Joshua Mali 1. Eating carrots are good for your eyes and will improve your vision (even though mom said so) True: Carrots contain beta-carotene which is converted to Vitamin A in our bodies to provide nutrition to the eye from front (cornea) to the back (retina). However, carrots are not the only food to contain Vitamin A (others include milk, eggs, and liver). In addition, green leafy vegetables contain lutein and zeaxanthin which are very important for retinal cell health and have tremendous benefit in people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). 2. AMD leads to total blindness False:…

Dr. Mali’s Top 5 Myths Answered About Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

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