Scientists say that diet is of the utmost importance in the fight against age-related macular degeneration (AMD). You may want to start taking Mediterranean diet as fish, vegetables, fruit, olive oil and nuts are powerful enough to help you with the sight loss.
Adults who regularly ate Mediterranean-type foods were 26 percent less likely to lose their sight and among those carrying a gene which puts them at higher risk of AMD, the danger was cut by a third.
Cathy Yelf, chief executive of British charity the Macular Society, said that AMD is now the biggest cause of sight loss in the industrialized world. US experts from Harvard Medical School and Tufts University in Boston quizzed 2,500 volunteer men and women on their eating habits. Each was then tracked for 13 years. Regular consumption of oily fish and vegetables seemed to give most of the protection.
It also urged people not to smoke. The study is published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.