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Ask the Doctor: Green leafy vegetables, fruits good for eyes
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What are the treatment options for age-related macular gegeneration?
—Jayanth P, East Tambaram
Early detection is the only way to prevent acute macular degeneration that can cause vision loss. Today, there are treatments available that can slow or halt its progression. Treatments available in India include laser photocoagulation, injections and a combination therapy that includes laser and anti-VEGF treatment. However, healthy, balanced and nutritional diet boosts good eye health. Green leafy vegetables and fruits that are rich in lutein like corn, nuts, and beans are good for eye health.
—Dr Rajiv Raman, Ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon
How do I get rid of menstrual cramps?
—Priyanka J, Chetpet
It is normal to have mild cramps during periods. While there are medications available, it is better to work out and practise yoga. Give your body adequate rest and consume necessary amount of food and liquids. Keep yourself occupied to keep your mind of the pain. If the pain gets unbearable, consult a gynaecologist and consume prescribed painkillers.
—Dr Geetha R, Gynaecologist
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