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Of the 8 million older Americans at high risk of developing advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD), 1.3 million will develop advanced AMD within 5 years. However, the NEI-sponsored Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) nutritional formula could help 300,000 of those 1.3 million avoid the severe vision loss of advanced AMD over a 5-year period.

Bressler, Neil M., Susan B. Bressler, Nathan G. Congdon, Frederick L. Ferris III, David S. Friedman, Ronald Klein, Anne S. Lindblad, Roy C. Milton, and Johanna M. Seddon. Potential Public Health Impact of Age-Related Eye Disease Study Results: AREDS report no. 11. Arch Opthalmol. 2003; 121(11): 1621-4. http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaophthalmology/fullarticle/415852

Reference

Title
Potential Public Health Impact of Age-Related Eye Disease Study Results: AREDS report no. 11
Publication
Arch Opthalmol
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Bressler, Neil M., Susan B. Bressler, Nathan G. Congdon, Frederick L. Ferris III, David S. Friedman, Ronald Klein, Anne S. Lindblad, Roy C. Milton, and Johanna M. Seddon
Volume & Issue
Volume 121, Issue 11
Pages
1621-4
URL
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