AREDS Formula for Ocular Nutrition
Age Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) Formula for Ocular Nutrition
The National Eye Institute division of National Institute of Health released this information about how certain antioxidants, Vitamins and Zinc Reduce Risk of Vision Loss from Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
Scientists found that people at high risk of developing advanced stages of AMD, a leading cause of vision loss, lowered their risk by about 25 percent when treated with a high-dose combination of vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, and zinc.
Another high risk group reduced their risk 19%.
The clinical trial — called the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) — was sponsored by the National Eye Institute (NEI), one of the Federal government’s National Institutes of Health.
“The nutrients are not a cure for AMD, nor will they restore vision already lost from the disease,” Dr. Sieving said. “But they will play a key role in helping people at high risk for developing advanced AMD keep their vision.”
For more information on AREDS formula used in the study, the treatment and more specifics on how AREDS became one of the foundational building blocks to Ocular Nutrition and the Eye Vitamin industry see this AREDS page.