Nutritional Supplements for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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The Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) and The Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2, are the only large-scale, long-term, randomized controlled trials to demonstrate a role of nutritional supplements in reducing risk of progression to advanced forms of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This review summarizes the study design, main results, and implications of these trials in the clinical care of nonexudative AMD patients. In addition, it discusses other recent prospective studies focusing on efficacy of nutritional supplementation for prevention or slowing progression of AMD as well as briefly discusses possible effect of genotypes on response to AREDS supplementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-39
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Ophthalmology Reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Age-Related Eye Disease Study
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Vitamins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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