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Much awaited AREDS 2 results show lutein and zeaxanthin supplementation slow AMD...
Rohini Vishwanathan
Tufts University,
Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in the elderly and the primary cause in industrialized countries. With an increase in life expectancy, age-related eye diseases such as AMD and cataract are more prevalent and adequate treatment options are required to maintain quality of life. AMD affects the macula, a region 5-6 mm in diameter in the posterior pole of the retina that is responsible for sharp central vision. Dry AMD accounts for 90% of the cases and can advance slowly to advanced dry AMD or wet AMD (also known as choroidal neovascularization or exudative AMD). There are treatment options for wet AMD which delay AMD progression but none for dry AMD. Nutritional interventions are part of the efforts for preventing progression of dry AMD......

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