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Mariah shelley


11/08/2012

Can people with macular degeneration wear contact lenses?

Is it OK for people with macular degeneration wear contact lenses? Is it safe?
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  • chris_nubelle

    11/09/2012

    It is not safe for people with macular degeneration to wear the contact lenses. As we know, wearing the contact lenses will make you eyes feel dry if you wear for a long time. The macular degeneration will get worse if you wear the contact lenses which will easily let your eyes get the bacterium.
  • Bug

    11/09/2012

    Well, generally speaking, it is fine to wear contact lenses. As we know that Macular degeneration, which referred to as AMD (age-related macular degeneration), is the leading cause of blindness in individuals over the age of 65. People who have this disease. Also, it may experience anything from a blurry, gray or distorted area to a blind spot in the center of vision. Also, there are many possible risk factors including genetics, age, diet, smoking and sunlight exposure. But according to some experts, contact lenses have nothing to do with macular degeneration. So you should not worry about it. For Macular degeneration, you can intake more foods which are rich with vitamin d. for example, you can eat more fish, such as catfish, eggs, and cod liver oil. By the way, you should keep your contacts clean.
  • Ryan warren

    11/09/2012

    it is better for you to do not wear contact lenses. First, the macular degeneration is the aging change in macular zone in which visual sense is the most sensitive part. second, the macular degeneration belongs to chronic disease, even if your condition has been controlled and visual sense has been cured, you have to take some consolidation treatment according to the suggestion of doctor. so, it is better to do not wear contact lenses.
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