Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

August 18, 2017
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Vitamins C and E, lutein and zinc

This combination of nutrients supplies your eyes with crucial pigments and antioxidants that protect against age-related macular degeneration (AMD)—a disease that attacks the macula, the part of your eye responsible for central vision. AMD is the leading cause of blindness among Americans. In a study of nearly 5,000 people who were at high risk of developing advanced AMD, taking a supplement containing the aforementioned antioxidants along with zinc increased their odds against the condition by 43 percent.


Conditions
Vision


Recommendations
One or two tablets Ocuvite daily


Interactions and side effects
None, although research about lutein is limited

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