|Submit Date:||08 Apr 2009|
|Browse Category:||eye macular degeneration|
|Treatment used:||a, c and e, zinc and copper|
|You can buy this remedy at:||health food store|
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|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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"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