Eye Vitamins for Macular Degeneration

Certain types of macular degeneration may be treated with eye vitamins.Vitamins for macular degeneration

The AREDS study (Age-Related Eye Disease Study) showed that a combination of certain vitamins and

minerals in certain dosages can help slow down the progression of macular degeneration, potentially

preventing vision loss.

These vitamins are recommended to certain patients with macular degeneration after a careful evaluation by their retina specialist.

Below is the recommended combination:   

  • Vitamin C (500 mg)
  • Vitamin E (180 mg)
  • Zinc (80 mg)
  • Copper (2 mg)
  • Lutein (10 mg)
  • Zeaxanthin (2 mg)

Several commercial products are available to buy over the counter. Give us a call to discuss whether eye vitamins may help you 949-427-2020.

Shahem Kawji, MD
Retina Specialist
Orange County

Newport Beach, CA 92660