It is wonderful to finally see the data from the Age-Related Eye Disease
Study (AREDS)1 addressing the issue of nutritional
supplements in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Predictably, no sooner
were the results released than a commercial preparation was also released.
We are concerned about the misplaced enthusiasm that has met the study findings
and would like to advise a more tempered response.
Ambati J, Ambati BK. Age-Related Eye Disease Study Caveats. Arch Ophthalmol. 2002;120(7):997. doi: