Vitamins and Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration

The Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) found that a specific formulation of antioxidants and zinc showed up to 30% reduction in the rate of progression to advanced AMD and its associated vision loss.

The formulations are not a cure and will not restore vision already lost to the disease. They have been shown to be effective in delaying progression to advanced AMD.

Things to avoid:

  • too much red meat, sugar, refined carbs, fried, trans and saturated fats, processed foods
  • If you take Warfarin, you are not able to eat green leafy vegetables and you may be diet deficient in antioxidants. You should then take Macu-Vision® tablets per day.
  • Smoking

Lutein and zeaxanthin are macular pigments whose levels correspond to ARM. They are carotenoids that protect against phototoxic blue light and near UV radiation. Current research suggests 10-20 mg of lutein a day is needed in ARM which is equivalent to one cup of raw spinach.

The above dietary changes can be supplemented by taking Blackmores 1x Macu-Vision® and 2x Lutein-Vision Advanced™ capsule’s per day to ensure your full nutrient needs are met. Lutein-Vision Advanced™ contains enough omega 3’s to give the full daily requirement which partially helps relieve dry eyes.

For more  information visit www.envisionoptical.com.au/nutrition

 











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