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If a parent has age-related macular degeneration, should the children take lutein or other prevention?
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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: No evidence
Most of the risk of developing amd is genetically determined.
There is no evidence that taking supplements prior to developing the signs of amd will prevent it from developing. Furthermore, recent areds ii study results showed that lutein was not more effective than original areds formula.

In brief: No evidence
Most of the risk of developing amd is genetically determined.
There is no evidence that taking supplements prior to developing the signs of amd will prevent it from developing. Furthermore, recent areds ii study results showed that lutein was not more effective than original areds formula.
Dr. Bernard Godley
Dr. Bernard Godley
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Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Other prevention
The main risk factors for macular degeneration are smoking, age, high blood pressure and having minimal pigmentation (blue eyes, blond hair).
Supplement for macular degeneration have only proven to be preventative when certain levels of damage already exist. Before that, use sunglasses, eat healthily, exercise and don't smoke.

In brief: Other prevention
The main risk factors for macular degeneration are smoking, age, high blood pressure and having minimal pigmentation (blue eyes, blond hair).
Supplement for macular degeneration have only proven to be preventative when certain levels of damage already exist. Before that, use sunglasses, eat healthily, exercise and don't smoke.
Dr. Ilan Cohen
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Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology
In brief: Yes
Having a parent with macular degeneration does not mean you will get the disease.
Genetics does play a role as does age , nutritional status and uv exposure history. Since you can't change your family history and i assume you want to get older, take a multivitamin with lutein, wear sunglasses and eat green leafy vegetables.

In brief: Yes
Having a parent with macular degeneration does not mean you will get the disease.
Genetics does play a role as does age , nutritional status and uv exposure history. Since you can't change your family history and i assume you want to get older, take a multivitamin with lutein, wear sunglasses and eat green leafy vegetables.
Dr. William Dieck
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