Journal article

Nutrition and Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Research Evidence in Practice

Laura Elizabeth Downie, Peter Richard Keller

Optometry and Vision Science | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2014

Abstract

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible visual impairment in developed countries. In the absence of effective treatments to slow AMD progression, it is predicted that the prevalence of AMD will double over the next 20 years. One area of significant interest is the potential role that nutrition may play in preventing and/or delaying the progression of AMD. Specifically, is there any benefit in oral antioxidant and/or mineral supplementation? This review critically evaluates the currently available evidence relating to nutrition and AMD, with particular reference to the key findings of two large National Eye Institute-sponsored clinical studies, namely, the ..

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