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Diet and blindness

POSTED 30 JUN 2005
Originally posted 1996.

A Common Haplotype in the Complement Regulatory Gene Factor H (HF1/CFH) Predisposes Individuals to Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Gregory S. Hageman et al, PNAS, May 3, 2005

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Is Associated with Atherosclerosis: The Rotterdam Study, Johannes R. Vingerling et al, American Journal of Epidemiology, (1995), 142:4, p. 404-409.

Dietary Carotenoids, Vitamins A, C, and E, and Advanced Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Johanna Seddon et al, JAMA 272, Nov. 9, 1994, pp. 1413-20

Doctor, What Vitamins Should I Take for My Eyes? Julie Mares et al, Arch Ophthalmology, April 2004.

Relation Between Lens Opacities and Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Use, Julie A. Mares-Perlman et al, Ophthalmology, 101:2, Feb. 1994, pp. 315-325.

American Academy of Ophthalmology

National Eye Institute

Macular Degeneration Information Sources

What you should know about age-related macular degeneration

The role of nutrition in prevention

Research to Prevent Blindness

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