August 17, 2015
Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Calcium Supplements: Is There a Reason to Change Clinical Practice?
"Vision is central to most aspects of daily life. Multiple surveys report that Americans fear blindness more than most other disabilities, including losing a limb, deafness, using a wheelchair, and mental illness.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of blindness around the world. It is a multifactorial disease with many risk factors. Nonmodifiable risk factors include age, genetic predisposition, and female sex. Modifiable risk factors such as smoking and the consumption of specific antioxidants and minerals are based on the prospective randomized Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) and AREDS2. Other dietary modifications and lifestyle habits may also affect the AMD risk profile."
To read more of Charles C. Wykoff, MD, PhD article please click here: medscape.com