Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Does taking ocular vitamins (including anti-oxidants and zinc) decrease the progression of age related macular degeneration (AMD)?

Bottom-line:
Only in AMD patients with intermediate or greater retinal findings do ocular vitamins slow visual loss NNT 13. The risk of advanced AMD is rare in patients with minimal AMD^ and ocular vitamins do not prevent AMD in those without AMD. Components of ocular vitamins are potentially harmful and should be used only in selective patients.


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Publication Date: 2013-3-18
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 17:05:07