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Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2002
We read with interest the excellent study in the October 2001 issue
of the ARCHIVES.1 The title and conclusions
are quite specific that supplementation with vitamin C (500 mg), vitamin E
(400 IU), and beta carotene (15 mg) with zinc oxide (80 mg) should be considered
for patients with extensive intermediate-size drusen, at least 1 large druse,
noncentral geographic atrophy in 1 or both eyes, or advanced age-related macular
degeneration (AMD) or vision loss caused by AMD in 1 eye (without contraindications,
such as smoking).
Abramson DH, Abramson HS. High-Dose Supplements for Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Did You Leave Out Centrum?. Arch Ophthalmol. 2002;120(11):1602. doi: