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If I’m taking AREDS 2 vitamins for Macular Degeneration should I take a multivitamin too?

Dry Macular DegenerationHigh levels of antioxidants and zinc significantly reduce the risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and its associated vision loss. Researchers found that people at high risk of developing advanced stages of AMD, a leading cause of vision loss, lowered their risk up to 26% when taking vitamins which contained:...
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Current Treatment for Macular Degeneration

Shore_Eye_AssociatesBy Dr. Jane PanDry Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and nutritional supplements The Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) showed that people at high risk of developing advanced stages of AMD benefited from taking dietary supplement.  It lowered the risk of macular degeneration progression by 25 percent.  These supplements did not...
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What Exactly is Macular Degeneration?

Macular DegenerationBy Jane Pan M.D.   What is AMD? Age-related macular degeneration, often called ARMD or AMD is the leading cause of vision loss among Americans age 65 and older.  AMD causes damage to the macula, which is the central portion of the retina responsible for the sharp central vision.  AMD doesn't...
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