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A 27-year-old female asked:

Is lutein supplement good for the eyes and myopia?

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Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Good for the retina: Lutein and carotenoids such as zeaxanthin are found in leafy green vegetables such as kale, collard greens, turnip greens, etc. And are often found in multivitamin supplements, especially those for age over 50. Lutein has been found to be good for the retina, especially in cases of intermediate to advanced age related macular degeneration (along with zinc, vit c, vit e). It does not help myopia.
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Sort of: Lutein is an essential vitamin for the retina. It has no known effect on myopia or nearsightedness. In the diet, lutein is found in high concentrations in dark, green leafy vegetables, like kale and mustand greens, and in egg yolks.

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