Health Tips : Be aware of eye diseases; ‘These’ are preventative measures for retinal health


Health Tips : Many measures are implemented to take care of the human body if it is infected with a disease. However, there is still not enough public awareness regarding retina. Retina disease is also getting serious day by day. The effects of these diseases can be seen from a very young age. But due to lack of awareness about it, attention is paid only when the symptoms become serious.

Diseases like Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) can lead to significant vision loss or vision loss if not properly managed. AMD affects central vision. This disease is more common in elderly people. DR damages the blood vessels in the retina of diabetics and can lead to permanent blindness or impaired vision.

In this context, Mumbai Retina Center CEO Vitreoretinal Surgeon Dr. Ajay Dudani said, ‘’The increasing prevalence of common eye diseases in India has led to a significant increase in preventable blindness and visual impairment. According to medical observations, nearly 50 percent of patients in the very last stage have extensive retinal damage due to retinal diseases such as diabetic retinopathy (DR) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). ;After this visit the ophthalmologist. Also lifestyle changes play a major role in the prevention of DR and AMD. Controlling diabetes, maintaining lipid and cholesterol levels, and treating other comorbid diseases such as obesity are important preventive health measures for DR. Avoidance of UV rays or direct sunlight, blood pressure control and smoking cessation are mandatory for AMD. Lutein-deficient diet – Egg yolks, green leafy vegetables, corn, red seedless grapes are good nutritional supplements to prevent the development of AMD.’’ 

Preventative measures for retinal health

Vision loss is not an inevitable consequence of aging and the condition can be well managed. The same can be said for retinal deterioration due to chronic diseases. Retinal damage can be prevented with a good diet, healthy lifestyle and regular eye exams. You can definitely try some measures for that:

Be aware of eye diseases

Be aware of the diseases that can affect your eyes and how to prevent them. If you have a chronic disease, talk to your doctor about whether it could affect your retina and better manage it to prevent any injury.

Get regular eye exams

One of the most important measures to maintain retinal health is regular eye examinations by an optometrist or ophthalmologist. This can prevent disease or diagnose a condition at an early stage. This helps to manage the condition better and prevent vision loss.

Follow the treatment strictly

Only a specialist can decide whether you need drops to keep your eyes moist, or laser therapy for advanced AMD. So let the doctor decide which treatment is right for you and follow that treatment strictly to get the best results.

Monitor blood pressure, blood glucose levels and cholesterol regularly
Regular monitoring of blood pressure and cholesterol is very important to prevent damage to other organs including the heart and eyes. Elevated blood glucose levels in diabetics can result in DR.

Eat a balanced diet

The American Optometric Association (American Optometric Association) has highlighted the importance of regularly including certain nutrients in your diet for eye health. Including foods like spinach, kale and eggs in the diet can reduce the risk of eye diseases. Vitamin C, found in many fruits and vegetables, can slow down the process of age-related macular degeneration. Foods that are good sources of omega-3 fatty acids, such as flaxseeds, chia seeds, walnuts and fish, are important for the proper functioning of the retina, which sends visual messages to the brain.

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