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Vision Loss: Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 and older (National Eye Institute). Prevent Blindness America has designated the month of February as AMD Awareness Month to draw attention to blindness prevention in aging adults. Risk factors for AMD, other than age, include smoking (doubles the risk); race (more common among Caucasians than African-Americans or Hispanics/Latinos, and family history (increased risk). To reduce or delay your risk, make healthy life choices: avoid smoking; exercise regularly; keep blood pressure and cholesterol within normal range; eat a healthy diet that may include green, leafy vegetables and fish (unless contraindicated because of medications or doctor’s instructions). Because symptoms are unlikely in the first and second stages of macular degeneration it is important to have regular vision exams, especially if risk factors apply to you. Your physician may ask you to use an Amsler grid to test your vision between exams. Vision loss, including distortion and/or blurred vision, may occur in late stage AMD. Symptoms may not affect daily life if AMD is only impacting one eye. If the other eye is healthy, it will support your ability to read, drive, etc. However, it is important to continue to maintain a regular eye exam schedule since AMD in one eye increases the risk of AMD in the other eye. Two types of late stage AMD, dry and wet, should be closely monitored by you and your ophthalmologist. Dry AMD is caused by a breakdown of light-sensitive cells in the macula and of the supporting tissue beneath the macula. This results in the need for brighter and more lighting. Wet AMD happens when abnormal blood vessels grown underneath the […]

Winter Bucket List: Warm Places You Need to Visit

Whether you want to relax on a cruise liner or golf until the sun goes down, there are plenty of places to get out of the cold. If you want to escape the freezing temps and frostbite, here are a few locations that’ll warm you right up. Arizona The neighboring cities of Phoenix and Scottsdale attract droves of tourists every spring. With perfect whether in the mid 80s, world class golf courses, and some of the best spas in the country, there’s plenty to keep you busy when you visit. Southern Dunes Golf Club is a work of art in itself. With desert and mountain vistas, you’ll have as much fun enjoying the views as you will golfing. Southern Dunes is also more affordable than other golf courses in the area. After hitting a round on the course, relax at the Camelback Inn Spa. This spa has done away with many of the typical spa gimmicks, so there’s no fussing about your aura, or the space you are in spiritually. The focus is on the relaxation of your body and mind. With Mummy Mountain as a backdrop it seems appropriate that this spa offers such desert themed services like the Desert Nectar Honey Wrap and the Sonoran Rose Facial. While Phoenix and Scottsdale are neighboring cities, they are spread over a vast area. Because of this, plan on renting a car so you can get around without spending a ton on cabs; however, if you do decide to rent a car, be aware of Arizona traffic laws before you go to make sure your vacation isn’t plagued by tickets. Caribbean Cruise Cruises are actually more […]

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