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Anti-VEGF treatment has greatly improved the prognosis for patients with AMD.

National Eye Institute launches data portal for macular degeneration research

March 17, 2021

The National Eye Institute (NEI) Data Commons now enables researchers to access data from patients with macular degeneration who participated in the Age-related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2).
Fundus photograph of age-related macular degeneration showing drusen.

Pace of eye disease over two years predicts long-term outcome

May 18, 2020

Progression along an age-related macular degeneration (AMD) severity scale over two years predicts the likelihood of developing late-stage disease five years later.
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Diet may help preserve cognitive function

April 14, 2020

According to a recent analysis of data from two major eye disease studies, adherence to the Mediterranean diet – high in vegetables, whole grains, fish, and olive oil – correlates with higher cognitive function.
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NIH Study Finds No Evidence That Calcium Increases Risk of AMD

March 21, 2019

Eating a calcium-rich diet or taking calcium supplements does not appear to increase the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to the findings of a study by scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI).
NIH study raises doubt about any benefits omega-3 and dietary supplements like these may have for cognitive decline. (Photo courtesy of NEI)

NIH Study Shows no Benefit of Omega-3 or Other Nutritional Supplements for Cognitive Decline

August 25, 2015

While some research suggests that a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids can protect brain health, a large clinical trial by researchers at the National Institutes of Health found that omega-3 supplements did not slow cognitive decline in older persons.
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NIH study provides clarity on supplements for protection against blinding eye disease

May 5, 2013

Adding omega-3 fatty acids did not improve a combination of nutritional supplements commonly recommended for treating age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a major cause of vision loss among older Americans.
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NIH adds first images to major research database

November 22, 2010

More than 72,000 clinical photographs illustrate age-related eye disease progression
Fundus photograph of age-related macular degeneration showing drusen.

NEI Releases Complete Data from Age-Related Eye Disease Study

November 10, 2008

The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announces the release of more than 10 years of data collected during the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS).
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Review Supports Vitamin E Dosage in AREDS

December 14, 2004

NEI researchers have concluded that taking a recommended 400 international units (IU) of vitamin E each day, as part of the AREDS formulation, does not increase the risk of death of persons at risk for advanced AMD.
Fundus photograph of age-related macular degeneration showing drusen.

Antioxidant Vitamins and Zinc Reduce Risk of Vision Loss from Age-Related Macular Degeneration

October 12, 2001

High levels of antioxidants and zinc significantly reduce the risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and its associated vision loss.