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Vitamins and vision loss


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Have regular eye exams to pick up age-related macular degeneration (AMD). A special vitamin cocktail can slow the condition's progress.

Did you take your "eye vitamins" today? The supplement aisle offers a variety of dietary supplements that claim to support or preserve "eye health." Certain vitamins actually can help—but only if you already have a diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a common cause of vision loss in later life.

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