Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration

A Reason to take Vitamins to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-Related Macular Degeneration  macular

  1. Conclusions

    Persons older than 55 years should have dilated eye examinations to determine their risk of developing advanced AMD. Those with extensive intermediate size drusen, at least 1 large druse, non central geographic atrophy in 1 or both eyes, or advanced AMD or vision loss due to AMD in 1 eye, and without contraindications such as smoking, should consider taking a supplement of antioxidants plus zinc such as that used in this study.

  2. https://www.nei.nih.gov/health/maculardegen/armd_facts
  3. A randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical trial of high-dose supplementation with vitamins C and E, beta carotene, and zinc for age-related macular degeneration and vision loss. AREDS Report No. 8. Arch Ophthalmol. 2001;119:1417-1436.

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