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quote:MACULAR DEGENERATION A family of diseases in which the nervous tissue of the macula degenerates, causing lost of central vision. The most troublesome is the common age-related macular degeneration (again, it's better not to call it "senile"....) Look for drusen around the macula, and maybe some new vessels in the choroid. Smoking clearly brings it on faster. Whether sunlight exposure is really a risk factor is far from clear ("maybe yes": Arch. Ophth. 119: 246, 2001; "no": Arch. Ophth. 119: 1463, 2001; "actually less if there's been heavy sun exposure" Ophth. 104: 770, 1997). Having blue eyes is at best a minor risk (Ophth. 105: 1359, 1998). Possibly zinc and anti-oxidants slows it down, vitamins C and E and carotene flopped ("Age-Related Eye Disease Study", Arch. Ophth. 119: 1417 & 1439, 2001).
quote:Originally posted by ikoWe should organize a meeting to discuss these fascinating results and inform the whole scientific community about it!By the way, I refused hair transplant: are you going to have a new smashing brain implanted?iko