Monday, October 31, 2016 09:00 AM

FINDING THE BALANCE BETWEEN NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS AND EYE HEALTH

In the past decade, ophthalmologists have been prescribing nutritional supplements to be taken daily to prevent or slow vision loss from age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Now, using nutritional supplements for eye health has become more common. But does increasing the recommended dose increase your protection? A case report appearing online in JAMA Ophthalmology from the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah reveals what can happen when a patient takes more of a supplement than their body needs.

News source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161027094611.htm

See also: Wake Opthalmology