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Antioxidants, omega-3 lack benefit in age-related macular degeneration

...ed 4,203 participants at risk for advanced AMD who had participated in the AREDS trial. Participants all received the original AREDS supplement, though in a secondary randomization some received a modified version with no beta carotene, lower zinc levels, or both. All patients were randomized to take oral combinations of lutein and zeaxanthin, DHA and EHA, both, or placebo. After a mean 4.9 years of follow-up, no significant decrease in progressio...

Risk score system accurate in predicting macular degeneration risk

...ility users. Limitations are mostly based on the limitations of BMES & AREDS, which include limited number of AMD cases and a narrow study population respectively. Click to read the study in Ophthalmology Relevant Reading: Prediction Model for Prevalence and Incidence of Advanced Age-Related Macular Degeneration Based on Genetic, Demographic, and Environmental Variables In-Depth [retrospective study]: This study attempted to identify a scoring...

Patient Basics: Macular Degeneration

...ffected. The National Eye Institute’s Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) found that the following vitamin formula significantly reduced the chances that someone with high risk of advanced dry AMD would get it: 500 milligrams of vitamin C 400 International Units of vitamin E 15 milligrams of beta-carotene (often labeled as equivalent to 25,000 International Units of vitamin A) 80 milligrams of zinc as zinc oxide 2 milligrams of copper as c...
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