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Local doctor expects macular degeneration to increase

Posted: Friday, March 27th, 2009 at 7:30 am
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As the Baby-Boomers enter their golden years, a health issue is becoming increasingly common…macular degeneration. Doctor Rob Negrete, with Washington Eye Care Center, describes the affliction as the erosion of a part of the retina, which can cause vision loss. Negrete says one of the most difficult aspects of macular degeneration, is its difficulty to identify. He says it doesn’t cause any pain, which is why he recommends people over the age of 60 who experience changes in their vision should see an eye doctor. He says there is no cure for the disease, but studies suggest certain multi vitamins combined with a healthy diet can help.

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