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Can Macular Degeneration Affect Young People?

by Alan McClain, Macular Degeneration Expert
July 06, 2017

Question: Can macular degeneration affect young people?

Answer: Symptoms are rare in people under age 50.  There are some younger people who have special conditions that allow symptoms to begin.  An annual eye examination with the retina camera is recommended for everyone in these times of a changing climate and increased ultraviolet light from the sun. 

Beginning at an early age, everyone should wear polarized AMBER (polycarbonate) sunglasses when out in the sun, to positively protect against the sun’s ultraviolet light which may be the reason behind the major increases in macular degeneration seen since year 2000.  Polycarbonate sunglasses (with the plastic lenses) are easily affordable and provide better protection than glass lenses while still being very durable and safe.

Alan McClain, paralegal and former management systems analyst is author of "How I Beat Macular Degeneration in the Early Stages and How You Can Too!".

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