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Age Related Macular Degeneration

Chinese Medicine Discovers the Solution
By Dr. Dongxun Zhang D. AOM, L. Ac.
Published with permission of the Austin MD Magazine May/June 2014

Macular degeneration of the eyes mostly occurs as part of the aging process, hence its full name, Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). AMD is a leading cause of vision loss in the aging population. The disease affects the macula, a small spot near the center of the eye where our sharpest central vision occurs. The macula allows us to read, identify faces, watch television, safely navigate stairs, drive, and perform countless daily tasks. A person suffering from AMD would see dim images or black holes at the center of vision and be left with only their surrounding or peripheral vision.

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