Additionally, at the baseline, three- and six-month visits, participants also underwent flicker perimetry (FP), microperimetry (MP), SD-OCT, FAF, lens grading using AREDs
lens assessment criteria and multifocal electroretinogram (mfERG) assessment.
The bottomline question is will the AREDS
formulation help or harm your patient with intermediate AMD?
2 chewable vitamins contain the exact levels of six key nutrients recommended by the National Eye Institute to reduce the risk of disease progression in patients with moderate-to-advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
And, when discussing the AREDS
vitamins with your physician, tell him or her about any multivitamins or other supplements you are taking.
Also, due to its effective antioxidant activity, vitamin C (ascorbate) was included in the AREDS
In conjunction with the launch, the new PreserVision AREDS
2 Formula + Multivitamin is now available in major retailers, including Walgreens, Rite Aid, Kroger and Amazon, added the company.
Bausch + Lomb owns the patents on the AREDS
formula, so competing vision supplements have to tweak the amount of one or more of the AREDS
The high levels of vitamins and minerals used in AREDS
are difficult to achieve from diet alone.
They have also produced two of the most novel products in the eye care industry: Blephadex and the MacuStrip AREDS
2 vitamin on a dissolving strip.
Dr Emily Chew, from the US National Eye Institute - who led the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (Areds
), said: "Contrary to popular belief, we didn't see any benefit of omega-3 supplements for stopping cognitive decline."
Chew leads the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS
), which was designed to investigate a combination of nutritional supplements for slowing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a major cause of vision loss among older Americans.