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:
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