Smith W, Mitchell P, Leeder SR, Smoking and age-related maculopathy
Multidisciplinary vision rehabilitation programs, including scotoma awareness and eccentric viewing training, have been shown to be effective in improving reading ability, the performance of activities of daily living, and the quality of life of persons with age-related maculopathy
(Scanlan & Cuddeford, 2004).
Criteria for Study Inclusion: For the purposes of this systematic review, the term age-related maculopathy
(ARM) was used as an overall term and AMD was used to describe late-stage disease.
(or 'early AMD') is clinically characterised by yellowish-white deposits known as drusen, which may have indistinct or clear boundaries and which may be confluent or discrete (Figure 1).
Is early age-related maculopathy
related to cognitive function?
Which of the following about colour vision in Age-Related Maculopathy
Flicker sensitivity and fundus appearance in pre-exudative age-related maculopathy
Apolipoprotein B in cholesterol-containing drusen and basal deposits of human eyes with age-related maculopathy
Contribution of vision variables to mobility in age-related maculopathy
Basal linear deposit and large drusen are specific for early age-related maculopathy
Eamonn O'Connell of the Department of Ophthalmology at Waterford Regional Hospital in Ireland notes, "Evidence continues to accumulate that oxidative stress is important in age-related maculopathy
[equivalent to age-related macular degeneration] and that appropriate antioxidants of dietary origin may protect against this condition.
Macular pigment (MP) is composed of the two dietary carotenoids lutein (L) and zeaxanthin (Z), and is believed to protect against age-related maculopathy