Every tenth Russian suffers from degeneration of the retina

Every tenth Russian suffers from degeneration of the retinaIn Russia 10% of the population suffer from age-related macular degeneration is damage to the macula (the Central retina), causing irreversible decline of visual functions, primarily visual acuity. These figures were quoted at a press conference assistant at the State doctors improvement Institute of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation, candidate of medical Sciences Sergey Golubev. The term macular lesions, according to him, is from 10 to 20 years. "In Russia 57% of the population appear complications of this disease. Often affects women, smokers and people who drink alcohol in large quantities," said he. The main cause of age-related macular degeneration is the gradual aging process and eyes in particular. Golubev said that sometimes the reason may be transferred trauma, infectious, inflammatory eye disease, high myopia, at least - genetic factors. Another important cause of this disease, according to Golubev, is the lack of carotenoids in the retina."In nature, there are about a thousand species of carotenoids, but in person get only two - lutein and zeaxanthin. Most carotenoids found in bell peppers, spinach", - said the expert. On the Russian market carotenoids appeared about a year ago. To evaluate the results of this drug, you should take it at least one year. "Age-related macular degeneration glasses useless. Therefore, this drug can help. In addition, no cases of drug Allergy to this drug," said Golubev. RIA "Novosti"".

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