Do Vitamins Help Reduce the Risk of AMD?

September 10, 2012

Ophthalmology: An eight year study of physicians who were given vitamin E and C supplements, and there was no effect on the development of macular degeneration (AMD) . Now, we know from AREDS  that supplements can help a minority of patients with dry AMD by slightly reducing the conversion to wet AMD. But as I have been telling patients for years, there is scant evidence that vitamins, in general, are helpful, and that they ought to focus more on nutrition.

 

 

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One Response to “Do Vitamins Help Reduce the Risk of AMD?”

  1. Hillary Pilar on November 15th, 2012 12:28 pm

    Wow–this is such a breakthrough! I hope more research comes out soon.

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