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AREDSAge-Related Eye Disease Study
AREDSAuckland Regional Economic Development Strategy (New Zealand)
AREDSAssociation of Rural Education and Development Service (India)
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Inclusion criteria were age [greater than or equal to] 50 years, moderate severity of AMD (defined as AREDS grade 2 or 3) affecting at least one eye and best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) better than 55.
(9) An analysis of this study and others concludes that based upon their specific genetic profile, the AREDS formula may reduce the risk of progression to choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) by as much as 85%, but also increase the risk to nearly 300% in those with the genetic profile previously identified by Awh et al.
Building on its portfolio of eye vitamins, Bausch + Lomb has added PreserVision AREDS 2 chewable vitamins and Ocuvite Blue Light eye vitamins to respond to evolving consumer needs.
The results prompted the development of specialized AREDS vitamin formulations for patients with dry AMD.
From there, each patient's cells were treated with different combinations of nutrients, revealing the most potent combination to be the one containing lycopene and Carnosic acid in addition to the well-researched lutein/zeaxanthin and AREDS minerals zinc and copper.
The form of vitamin E used in AREDS was alpha-tocopherol, the form that is mainly present in tissues and blood [51].
Pharmaceutical company Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE:VRX)(TSX:VRX) reported on Thursday that it has unveiled the new PreserVision AREDS 2 Formula + Multivitamin through its wholly owned subsidiary, Bausch + Lomb, an eye health company.
If you're one of the more than eight million Americans with intermediate or advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the AREDS supplement is for you.
Because [beta]-carotene has been linked to an increase in lung cancer in people who smoke, the second AREDS investigated lutein (10 mg) and zeaxanthin (2 mg), two carotenoids found in leafy, green vegetables, as alternatives.
The Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS), conducted by the National Institutes of Health's National Eye Institute, examined the effects of a "cocktail" of carotenoids and other vitamins and minerals linked to eye health (see "The Best Eye Health Supplements") on the risk of cataracts and advanced AMD.
Lunovus will continue to provide a full line of Macular Health's nutritional supplements like AREDS, genetic specific vitamins and dry eye formulations.