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There are two types of macular degeneration, dry and wet. Dry macular degeneration, is the most common with about 90 percent diagnosed. Wet macular degeneration is a more severe progression of the disease that's accompanied by blood vessel leakage.

Although good therapies exist now for wet macular degeneration, there's no FDA approved cure for either dry or wet macular degeneration.

Many of you are probably familiar with the legendary and well respected radio personality Paul Harvey.  Well, before he passed away in early 2009, he talked daily about macular degeneration and the role nutrition played in helping slow the advancement of AMD (Age Related Macular Degeneration).

He said that "vitamins saved his vision."

Harvey, along with many health practitioners and preliminary researchers find the following nutritional resources may drastically slow down, or even prevent macular degeneration.

Even many mainstream doctors and researchers suggest a combination of these nutrient and lifestyle changes in addition to any regular treatment.

Vitamins A, C, E - High doses of antioxidants work together protecting the eyes from developing degeneration.

Zinc, Selenium - People who have higher levels of antioxidants in their blood, tend to have lower incidents of eye damage. The retina has two important enzymes that need zinc for vision.

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Omega-3 fatty acids - Many studies have found a diet rich in "good fatty acids" can reduce the risk of macular degeneration.

Leafy Green Vegetables -
Lutein and zeaxanthin are antioxidants found in high concentrations in spinach, collard greens, and kale. They protect the retina from sunlight damage.

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Ginkgo Biloba - According to small, clinical trials, this may help treat early-stage macular degeneration.

Goji Berries - A rich source of zeaxanthin, which when consumed, concentrates in the macular pigment of the eye and may protect the retina.

Bilberry - Act as antioxidants and benefit the retina. Bilberry supplements theoretically would treat early-stage macular degeneration. Bilberry has also been shown to strengthen capillaries which could reduce bleeding in the retina.

Eye vitamins with the proper doses of antioxidants have been shown to slow the progression of macular degeneration and also possibly delay the onset of age related macular degeneration. They are also recognized as the best way to slow down or prevent this eye disease.