Macular Degeneration (MD) is the failure of the light-sensitive cells in the macula (also known as "yellow spot"), an area in the back of the eye (retina). This condition, which can run stealthily makes anyone to see, so for example, reading and recognizing faces is difficult. Worsening details
The causes of MD are not exactly known, but genetic factors, diet and lifestyle play an important role especially in combination. It is known that groups at risk may comprise an entire family, and therefore, it is useful, also to include. Other family members for the diagnosis of MD,
Also, age, aged 50, is a risk factor; a previous large-scale clinical trial in the United States has been found that a certain combination of minerals and vitamins, the progression of the dry form of MD can call a halt in many cases, to the so-called Age-Related Eye Disease 1 study (ARED-1).