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September 8, 2008

Error in Tables in: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial of High-Dose Supplementation With Vitamins C and E, Beta Carotene, and Zinc for Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Vision Loss: AREDS Report No. 8 and A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial of High-Dose Supplementation With Vitamins C and E and Beta Carotene for Age-Related Cataract and Vision Loss

Arch Ophthalmol. 2008;126(9):1251. doi:10.1001/archopht.126.9.1251

Error in Tables. In the Clinical Sciences article titled “A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial of High-Dose Supplementation With Vitamins C and E, Beta Carotene, and Zinc for Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Vision Loss: AREDS Report No. 8” by the Age-Related Eye Disease Study Research Group, published in the October 2001 issue of the Archives (2001;119[10]:1417-1436), an error occurred in Table 9 on page 1430. Also, in the Clinical Sciences article titled “A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial of High-Dose Supplementation With Vitamins C and E and Beta Carotene for Age-Related Cataract and Vision Loss” by the Age-Related Eye Disease Study Research Group, published in the October 2001 issue of the Archives (2001;119[10]:1439-1452), an error occurred in Table 7 on page 1449. In both, the third footnote should have read as follows: “‡Value is the ratio of vitamin E (in micrograms per deciliter) and total cholesterol levels (in milligrams per deciliter), which adjusts for potential differences in vitamin E.”

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