Dietary Changes Key to Saving Sight for Thousands of NZers

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Making simple dietary changes and stopping smoking could help to save thousands of New Zealanders’ sight every year, according to a leading ophthalmologist.

 

Dr Dianne Sharp, Chairperson of Macular Degeneration New Zealand, says research shows that certain vitamins and minerals can help slow down the development of macular degeneration (MD) – New Zealand’s leading cause of blindness and visual impairment in adults aged 50 and over.

Read full media release:  Macular degeneration week May 2015