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Doctor insights on: Ocuvite Preservision Medication

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What is ocuvite?

What is ocuvite?

For prevention AMD: Prevents worsening of amd in those predisposed per the areds study. ...Read more

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Does ocuvite work?

Does ocuvite work?

For what?: Supplements may work for people who have macular degeneration, but if you're trying to prevent that eye disease, it's best to eat a healthy diet, with lots of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Ocuvite has not been shown to help prevent eye diseases. ...Read more

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What is ocuvite for?

What is ocuvite for?

Eye vitamin: The Age-related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) showed that high doses of certain vitamins slowed the progression of vision loss in age-related macular degeneration (ARMD). Ocu-vite is a combination similar to what was used in this study. I recommend eye vitamins for those wish to lower their risk of ARMD, the most common cause of blindness in the elderly. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long ocuvite has been on the market?

Can you tell me how long ocuvite has been on the market?

Ocuvite Antioxidants: Ocuvite was formulated in the early 80s for eye doctors to recommend to our patients but us M.D.'s were unable or unwilling to tell our patients about the benefits of antioxidants in decreasing eye problems like macular degeneration. Then Bausch & Lomb bought them and brought them to the masses after the FDA study proved their valuable results. Only then did skeptical (backward) doctors use them ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long ocuvite Adult 50+ has been on the market?

Several years: Bausch and lomb the eye care people promote this and they are a pretty reliable company.
Whether the vits can prevent or improve macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinopathy etc which cause decreased vision. Is not clear, but they seem to be popular and not harmful. ...Read more

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After taking ocuvite for 2 weeks lost sence of taste how long to get it back?

After taking ocuvite for 2 weeks lost sence of taste how long to get it back?

Taste loss: This is a rare, but reported, side effect of ocuvite. I have not personally encounted it in patients, but ironically, zinc (present in ocuvite) has been used to increase the sense of taste. You could discuss this with your treating eye doctor, and consider discontinuing the supplement to see if the taste recovers, as there may be other causes of taste loss as well. ...Read more

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What vitamins are in ocuvite?

What vitamins are in ocuvite?

Vitamins A, C and E: Depending on the formulation. It also contains the minerals zinc and copper, and antioxidants lutein and zeathanin. ...Read more

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Does ocuvite help people with glaucoma?

Does ocuvite help people with glaucoma?

No: Ocuvite is a formulation of vitamins and minerals which have been shown to help people with early to moderate macular degeneration. It has not been shown to have any impact on glaucoma. ...Read more

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Can ocuvite help a person with glaucoma?

Can ocuvite help a person with glaucoma?

No: Ocuvite has ingredients designed to reduce the likely hood of getting macular degeneration is has nothing to do with glaucoma. ...Read more

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Can ocuvite make my anxiety worse? It's the only new thing I'm taking...

Not usually: Ocuvite is a special eye vitamin that is not usually associated with anxiety. Please consult with your doctor. Feel better. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Ocuvite with lutein?

What are the side effects of Ocuvite with lutein?

Upset stomach: This product is generally well-tolerated but occasional patients complain of stomach ache or nausea. ...Read more

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Can the supplement ocuvite help glaucoma?

Can the supplement ocuvite help glaucoma?

No prove evidence : There is no evidence that this vitamin will aid in the treatment of glaucoma. It is purely for slowing the progression of moderate dry macular degeneration. ...Read more

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Can the supplement ocuvite help people with glaucoma?

Probably not: Ocuvite is specifically formulated to help slow the progression of macualr degeneration. Most ocuvite versions are combinations of anti-oxident vitamins and high dose zinck. At this time, there is no know benefit of ocuvite to the disease glaucoma. See a glaucoma specialist to see if glaucoma is even a worry for you. ...Read more

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I was wondering does the supplement ocuvite help glaucoma?

I was wondering does the supplement ocuvite help glaucoma?

No: Ocuvite is a supplement recommended for individuals affected by age-related macular degeneration. To date, I'm unaware of any supplements that are recommended for glaucoma that have undergone peer review. ...Read more

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I want to know why I can't use ocuvite for my eye-vision?

I want to know why I can't use ocuvite for my eye-vision?

Macular degeneration: Ocuvite has been tested and proven to delay the progression of macular degeneration. It has not been tested for any other issue. For instance, no one believes it will correct ordinary refractive needs (for glasses). Ocuvite will not harm you if you take it (except for the cost) but may not be actually helpful for any other condition. ...Read more

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Can I take ocuvite to help my eyes get the vitamins they need?

Can I take ocuvite to help my eyes get the vitamins they need?

Eye vitamins: Ocuvites are eye vitamins that help prevent macula degeneration. They contain many of the vitamins that are important in maintaining the health of the eyes. They are great vitamins. ...Read more

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Does ocuvite improve my eye condition? My eyes are usually blurry. I spend more than twelve hours in front of screen.

Does ocuvite improve my eye condition? My eyes are usually blurry. I spend more than twelve hours in front of screen.

Blurry vision: Ocuvite and other eye-related vitamins are not likely to correct blurry vision, for which there are multiple possible causes. You can start by seeing an ophthalmologist for an eye exam. Depending on the results, you may also need to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Which one is better? Geriatric pharmaton or ocuvite eye + multi?

Which one is better? Geriatric pharmaton or ocuvite eye + multi?

Ocuvite: I am not familiar with your 1st med. Areds approved eye vitamins are for elderly or high risk patient with macular drusen degeneration. If you are young ; healthy like your photo, you would do well with a generic multivit with good antioxidants. ...Read more

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I recently noticed puffiness under my eyes when I had pink eye even after my pink eye got better... Is ocuvite good for puffiness?

I recently noticed puffiness under my eyes when I had pink eye even after my pink eye got better... Is ocuvite good for puffiness?

Time, not vitamin: If you had an eye infection and the eyelids were swollen, it can take time for the swelling to resolve. In some people the swelling is there for a long time, and gravity can make the fluid settle in pockets beneath the eyes. Cool compresses and keeping the head elevated some while sleeping can speed recovery. If the infection is not fully treated, chronic inflammation can make the swelling go on. ...Read more

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Is there any benefit to taking occuvite? My 63 year old husband thinks it will prevent long distance vision getting worse.

Is there any benefit to taking occuvite? My 63 year old husband thinks it will prevent long distance vision getting worse.

Depends on Dx: If your husband has been diagnosed with age related macular degeneration, then if his is moderately advanced, taking an areds2 formulation (ocuvite, icaps, preservision) reduced the rate of advanced amd in people at high risk by about 25 percent over a 6-year period. Otherwise, taking this formula will not prevent developing or cure macular degeneration. ...Read more

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Do you think those occuvite vitamins for the eye really work?

Do you think those occuvite vitamins for the eye really work?

Yes, to a degree: The age related eye disease study (areds) showed that individuals at risk for macuar degeneration had a significant decrease or delay in developing the disease when they took these vitamins vs. Those who did not. It does not prevent the disease completely, but it is the single best option that we have available at this point. If you smoke, avoid the vitamin a formula vitamins. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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The Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more