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Macular degeneration and the A, C and E, zinc and copper cure

Reference #: 2,724
Submit Date: 08 Apr 2009
Browse Category: eye macular degeneration
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Treatment used: a, c and e, zinc and copper
You can buy this remedy at: health food store
Remedy will cost you: unknown
Country of Remedy: USA
Remedy Source: "Ask the Doctor", Dr. Peter Gott, Newspaper Columnist, April 6, 2009
More Links about this Remedy: http://www.montereyherald.com/health/ci_12081555
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Remedy Description


"Ask the Doctor", Dr. Peter Gott, Newspaper Columnist, April 6, 2009



Dear Dr. Gott: I am a 73-year-old man. I was diagnosed with age-related macular

degeneration about a year ago by my optometrist. He used a special camera to photograph my

retina to establish a base image. He repeated the process this year and noticed

differences, which he showed me. I then had a second opinion from an ophthalmologist, who

confirmed the diagnosis.

Both doctors recommended a product called Ocuvite PreserVision, which I have been using

for the past year. I take the AREDS formulations, and so far my condition has not

worsened. I attribute that to the supplement.

Marketed by Bausch and Lomb, it comes in several formulations. It is available in most

drugstores and supermarkets.


Dear Reader: Thank you for sharing your experience with this product.

Ocuvite PreserVision is an over-the-counter supplement that contains vitamins A, C and E,

zinc and copper. The AREDS formulation is the only supplement proven effective in reducing

the risk of developing AMD and the risk of vision loss associated with moderate to

advanced cases of AMD.

The AREDS formulation is so named because it was tested during the Age-Related Eye Disease

Study, which was sponsored by the National Eye Institute, a division of the National

Institutes of Health. The study lasted for 10 years.

While the supplement is not a cure, it was shown to reduce the risk of developing AMD by

25 percent in those at high risk as well as reducing the risk of vision loss by 19 percent

in those with advanced cases. Before starting any supplement, it is important to speak with your

physician about whether the supplement is right for you.

Going online to www.nei.nih.gov/amd/summary.asp if you would like to learn more about the

study and the supplement. This Web page covers how the product should be taken, who should

or shouldn't take it, and where to get more information

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