By Jeffrey Heier

Even if you’re a newly clinically determined sufferer, or a chum or relative of somebody anguish with Macular Degeneration, this publication deals support. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Macular Degeneration presents authoritative, sensible solutions to universal questions on this to assist sufferers and households in attaining a better knowing of all features of facing Macular Degeneration together with treatment plans, resources of aid, and lots more and plenty extra. This ebook is a useful source for someone dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of this affliction.

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41. Are vitamin supplements recommended for all patients with age-related macular degeneration? Even if they aren’t recommended for my stage of macular degeneration, will it hurt me to take them? Vitamin supplementation is recommended for patients with a specific stage of macular degeneration. The patients who have been shown to benefit from vitamin supplementation are those with intermediate dry macular degeneration and those with wet or advanced macular degeneration in one eye and not their fellow eye.

QXP 10/27/09 4:04 PM Page 44 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT MACULAR DEGENERATION primary care provider their intent to take the AREDS multivitamins. AREDS formulations do have higher than normally recommended amounts of antioxidants, and your primary care provider will want to be aware of this. 45. Many of the over-the-counter eye supplements advertise the inclusion of lutein. Does lutein help to prevent macular degeneration or its progression, and should I take it? Lutein An antioxidant found in green leafy vegetables that may be helpful in preventing or slowing macular degeneration.

Zeaxanthin A type of pigment located in the retina that has antioxidant properties. Lutein is a pigment in the macula that along with another pigment (zeaxanthin), is believed to protect the macula from damaging effects of blue light. Lutein has been the focus of studies over the past several years, the majority of which suggest a benefit with regard to decreasing the risk of macular degeneration. The recommended dosage is 6–20 mg/day. Lutein can also be obtained in one’s diet. It is present in green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, collard greens, and broccoli.

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