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How do antioxidants promote prevention of macular degeneration?

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Dr. Elizabeth Holland
Ophthalmology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There are several commercially available vitamins that reduce progression of macular degeneration.
Ocuvites and i caps make a number of different supplements. Healthy eating of course is best incorporating spinach, kale, fish, and other green leafy vegetables into your diet.

In brief: Yes

There are several commercially available vitamins that reduce progression of macular degeneration.
Ocuvites and i caps make a number of different supplements. Healthy eating of course is best incorporating spinach, kale, fish, and other green leafy vegetables into your diet.
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not great

Doesn't work well for primary prevention.
May help if already have disease in one eye and want to prevent worsening in the fellow eye. Antioxidants block damaging free radicals.

In brief: Not great

Doesn't work well for primary prevention.
May help if already have disease in one eye and want to prevent worsening in the fellow eye. Antioxidants block damaging free radicals.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: They don't

There's no study, as far as i know that shows antioxidants prevent macular degen.
There are studies that show that if you do have the disease, certain vitamins do help slow the progression.

In brief: They don't

There's no study, as far as i know that shows antioxidants prevent macular degen.
There are studies that show that if you do have the disease, certain vitamins do help slow the progression.
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Dr. Benjamin Chun
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Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

The vitamin formula that was shown to slow the disease is areds.
Consumption of fish (tuna or salmon) has been shown to reduce the risk by up to 40% in women.

In brief: Yes

The vitamin formula that was shown to slow the disease is areds.
Consumption of fish (tuna or salmon) has been shown to reduce the risk by up to 40% in women.
Dr. Damien Luviano
Dr. Damien Luviano
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