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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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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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Stem Cells and Your Eyes, a Bright Future

stemcell   Losing your sight is one of the biggest fears shared by people across the globe.  Unfortunately declines in vision as we age are all too common.  Two of the leading causes of severe vision loss in the developed world are Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma.  Stem cells may provide future...
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Why should I get an eye exam even if my vision is good?

eye examThere are several treatable eye diseases that at their earliest onset have little to no visual symptoms.  In fact the three leading causes of legal blindness in the United States all start with almost no visual symptoms detectable by the person suffering from the disease.  Those three diseases are Macular Degeneration,...
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