The value of nutritional supplements in treating Age-Related Macular Degeneration: a review of the literature

ConclusionThe data regarding nutritional supplements in preventing AMD progression are inconclusive, and therefore recommendations should be based on risk factors and demographic data.
Source: International Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research

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Condition:   Dry Age-related Macular Degeneration Interventions:   Device: Valeda PBM treatment;   Device: Valeda Sham treatment Sponsor:   LumiThera, Inc. Not yet recruiting
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(Reuters Health) - Exposure to high levels of exhaust may raise the risk of the vision robbing disease called age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a new study suggests.
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CONCLUSION: The reliability (intra-session repeatability and inter-examiner reproducibility) of colour perimetry technique to assess macular pigment optical density in age-related macular degeneration patients is only moderate. Thus, it cannot be recommended to be performed when evaluating and monitoring age-related macular degeneration patients in the daily clinic. PMID: 31422700 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Eur J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
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