Nutritional supplements in the prevention of age-related macular degeneration.

Barbara Blodi // Publications // Jan 01 2004

PubMed ID: 15077399

Author(s): Blodi BA. Nutritional supplements in the prevention of age-related macular degeneration. Insight. 2004 Jan-Mar;29(1):15-6; quiz 17-8. Review. PMID 15077399

Journal: Insight (American Society Of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses), Volume 29, Issue 1,

The benefit of the AREDS study and of nutritional supplements in reducing the onset or progression of end-stage AMD in those known to be at risk is a step forward in our understanding of what can be a blinding and debilitating disease. Nutritional supplements are not without risks, and their effects must be diligently and accurately monitored. However, they pose a viable complement in the venue of treating ocular disease and conditions.