Drusens are yellow deposits under the retina and are made up of lipids, a fatty protein. In most cases, they are usually age-related. Hard drusen are not a symptom of eye disease. However, the presence of a large number of soft drusen is an early sign of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
According to the reputed opticians in Mauritius, there are different kinds of drusen. “Hard” ones are small, distinct and far away from one another. These do not usually cause any vision problems.
“Soft” drusen are large and cluster closer together. Their edges are not as clearly defined as hard one. This soft type of drusen increases the risk for AMD.
Opticians in Mauritius say that drusen can also occur in the optic nerve. These are made up of protein and calcium salts and generally appear in both eyes. Optic nerve drusen usually do not affect vision, but some patients with these drusen may lose some side vision.
Drusen are detected during an eye examination. If the optometrist detects drusens during your eye exams, they will want to monitor it on a regular basis.
there has not yet been discovered a proper medical treatment for the same but certain precautions and health measures can turn out to be effective.
- It has been prescribed that consuming antioxidant-rich foods such as fresh fruits and dark green leafy vegetables can be quite effective and may delay the onset or reduce the severity of dry AMD.
- Doctors also say that eating at least one serving of fatty fish per week may also delay the onset or reduce the harshness of dry AMD. These fishes are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that help in decreasing inflammation and promote eye health.
- Doctors advice sun protection
All these are basically the natural ways to avoid Drusen to a great extent.