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Can I avoid macular degeneration?

Ask the doctors Q. I have a family history of macular degeneration. Is there any way I can prevent it? A. Macular degeneration is a common eye condition that typically manifests in people over age 50. It damages the macula of the eye, which is located near the center of the retina, and can lead to vision loss. The macula is the part of the eye that helps you see…

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