The People's Perspective on Medicine
older woman with age-related macular degeneration using magnifying glass
Alternative Health

Will Saffron Delay Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

A reader got great results taking saffron for age-related macular degeneration, along with AREDS vitamins. A few studies support its efficacy.

Foods that provide AREDS vitamins
Home Remedies

Can You Save Your Sight With AREDS Vitamins?

Taking a formula with AREDS vitamins and eating foods full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals can help keep macular degeneration from deterioriating.

bilberry
Home Remedies

Can Bilberry Extract Help Protect the Eyes?

Tradition credits bilberries with vision-preserving power. Despite a lack of clinical trials, some readers report that bilberry extract helped.

Woman feeling eye pain when using cellphone at night
saffron threads
Home Remedies

Will Precious Saffron Save Your Eyesight?

Some scientific studies back up a reader's claim that saffron supplements can help keep macular degeneration from running rampant.

and ophthalmologist examines an older patient's eyes for macular degeneration and glaucoma
Aging

Can You Prevent Macular Degeneration with Supplements?

Supplements don't seem to prevent macular degeneration, but they may slow its progression in certain individuals.

and ophthalmologist examines an older patient's eyes for macular degeneration and glaucoma
Aging

Baby Boomers Less Likely to Have AMD

A long-term study shows that rates of AMD have dropped dramatically with each generation during the twentieth century.

and ophthalmologist examines an older patient's eyes for macular degeneration and glaucoma
Macular Degeneration

How to Save Your Vision Despite Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration is a major cause of vision loss among older adults, but both drugs used to treat wet macular degeneration preserve vision.

vitamin D capsules
Macular Degeneration

Low Vitamin D Level Raises Risk of Macular Degeneration

In women with a specific genetic marker, a low vitamin D level boosted the likelihood of developing macular degeneration during a three year study.

and ophthalmologist examines an older patient's eyes for macular degeneration and glaucoma
Macular Degeneration

Will Supplement Ward Off Macular Degeneration and Vision Loss?

A randomized controlled trial found that a specific multi-vitamin and mineral supplement could slow moderate or advanced macular degeneration.

aspirin tablets
Drug Side Effects

Will Your Aspirin Lead to Blindness?

An observational study shows that regular aspirin users have a greater risk of developing macular degeneration that could result in blindness.

bowl of turmeric spice