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We have been recommending VisiVite for several years. AREDS2 formulation vitamins are the mainstay in the treatment of dry AMD which affects about 1.7 million Americans. We find that the VisiVite vitamins fit the needs of our patients. We can recommend different formulations based on the patients' history. The quality is unsurpassed, they are well tolerated which increases patient compliance. At "Island Retina" our mission statement is to provide outstanding retinal care in a warm and supportive environment. I have been practicing for more than 20 years. We love taking care of patients with retinal disease including diabetes, macular degeneration and retinal detachments. Our practice is unique in that we have a surgery center,we are involved in several national research projects as well as our own research, and we have a satelite office in Commack, NY. I do a great deal of lecturing throughout the country as part of my committment to education.
Pamela Weber, M.D.
Retinal Surgeon
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We see approximately 120 patients per week with about 15% having or being at risk for macular degeneration. Using the AREDS as our reference we became aware of the importance of nutritional supplements in the prevention of the progression of macular degeneration. This along with various other studies on the importance of vitamins for general eye health and AREDS2 prompted us to look for a supplement that fit the needs of our patients. Visivite showed itself to be the only company who took pains to offer the ratio of different vitamins supported by this research.
Dr. Kendal Piatt, O.D.
Optometrist
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When our practice decided to dispense eye vitamins to assist our patients in making the right choice for their eye health, my research lead me to Visivite. High quality products made the right way... no compromise.
Dr. Jeffrey Martin, M.D.
Castle Connolly Top Doctor New York Metro Area
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East Florida Eye Institute specializes in the treatment of Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Diabetic Eye Disease, and Dry Eye Disease. We recommend the use of VisiVite for all of our Macular Degeneration patients.
Ronald E. P. Frenkel, M.D.
Ophthalmologist
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We recommend that all of our patients take VisiVite AREDS2-based vitamins, due to the evidence based nature of the formula (doses are based on the NIH study of macular degeneration).
Marc Lay, OD
Optometrist
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I've been in practice for 36 years. We see many patients with Macular Degeneration and dry eyes. As a general Ophthalmologist, I see patients with varying Eye problems including cataracts and glaucoma. Based on the AREDS2 study, a vitamin like Visivite is the only treatment for Macular Degeneration available today.
Martin L Weinhoff, MD
Ophthalmologist
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This combination of nutrients, found in supplements like Ocuvite and VisiVite, is now widely recommended for people with moderate or severe macular degeneration. Current or former smokers may be better off with VisiVite's Smoker's Formula, which leaves out the beta-carotene (beta-carotene supplements my increase the risk of lung cancer in smokers).
Marvin Moe Bell, M.D., M.P.H.
Physician and Author
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I recommend VisiVite to all my macular degeneration patients. Based on the latest AREDS2 study, lutein and zeaxanthin absorption was increased when beta-carotene was eliminated. Therefore, I advise all my AMD patients to take VisiVite AREDS2 Plus+ Gold Formula for maximal protection, as it contains all the necessary ingredients as recommended by this latest research.

Dr. Cohen is a distinguished Fellow of The American Academy of Optometry.
Dr. Madeline Cohen, O.D.
Optometrist, F.A.A.O.
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Home > Myopic Macular Degeneration

New Treatments for Myopic Macular Degeneration

Very little research has been performed on the treatment of myopic macular degeneration , and yet most eye doctors recommend that their own patients with this condition take nutritional supplements. Microscopically, this condition most resembles the Central Geographic Atrophy form of age-related macular degeneration. We therefore recommend a combined AREDS2 and DHA-Omega 3 combination, such as VisiVite AREDS2 Silver/Nordic Naturals Pro-DHA 1000.

Myopia, also commonly known as near-sightedness, occurs because the eye is longer than average, causing a blurry image on the retina. In healthy myopic people, vision can be corrected using eyeglasses, contact lenses or laser vision correction.

Myopic Macular Degeneration

Photo of Myopic Macular Degeneration



But myopic people have a higher risk of permanent vision loss due to:

  • Glaucoma
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Myopic Macular Degeneration

While glaucoma and retinal detachment are normally treatable by an eye care professional, myopic macular degeneration is not always so. Therefore, prevention of this condition is important.

Unlike age-related macular degeneration, myopic macular degeneration can occur at ages as young as 30 years old. Although treatment for the "dry" form of myopic macular degeneration does not exist, most experts agree that ingestion of high dose nutritional supplements for ocular health may help to support the structure and function of the central retina, known as the macula.



Symptoms of myopic macular degeneration include:

  • Blurred vision: Those with nonexudative macular degeneration may by asymptomatic or notice a gradual loss of central vision, whereas those with exudative macular degeneration often notice a rapid onset of vision loss.

  • Central scotomas (shadows or missing areas of vision) Distorted vision (i.e. metamorphopsia) - A grid of straight lines appears wavy and parts of the grid may appear blank. Patients often first notice this when looking at mini-blinds in their home.

  • Trouble discerning colors; specifically dark ones from dark ones and light ones from light ones.

  • Slow recovery of visual function after exposure to bright light.

  • Amsler grid

    Amsler Grid

    The Amsler Grid Test is one of the simplest and most effective methods for patients to monitor the health of the macula. The Amsler Grid is essentially a pattern of intersecting lines (identical to graph paper) with a black dot in the middle. The central black dot is used for fixation (a place for the eye to stare at). With normal vision, all lines surrounding the black dot will look straight and evenly spaced with no missing or odd looking areas when fixating on the grid's central black dot. When there is disease affecting the macula, as in macular degeneration, the lines can look bent, distorted and/or missing.

  • Vision loss' or 'blindness' in macular degeneration refers to the loss of 'central vision' only. The peripheral vision is preserved. Blindness in macular degeneration does not mean 'inability to see light' and even with far advanced macular degeneration, the peripheral retina allows for useful vision.

The loss of central vision profoundly affects visual functioning. It is not possible, for example, to read without central vision. Pictures which attempt to depict the central visual loss of macular degeneration with a black spot do not really do justice to the devastating nature of the visual loss. This can be demonstrated by printing letters 6 inches high on a piece of paper and attempting to identify them while looking straight ahead and holding the paper slightly to the side. Most people find this surprisingly difficult to do.


We recommend one of the two eye vitamin formulas shown below for myopic macular degeneration.



VisiVite AREDS2 Silver and Nordic Naturals ProDHA 1000 Bundle - 1 month supply
VisiVite AREDS2 Silver and Nordic Naturals ProDHA 1000 Bundle - 1 month supply
Retail price: $69.90
Sale Price: $49.95
• Combines VisiVite AREDS2 and Nordic Naturals Formulas
• 10 mg Natural FloraGLO Lutein
• 2 mg Natural OmniXan Zeaxanthin
• 40 mg Zinc oxide
• No synthetic ingredients, fillers or colors
• Preferred Triglyceride 900 mg DHA Omega-3 Form
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VisiVite AREDS2 Gold and Nordic Naturals ProDHA 1000 Bundle - 1 month supply
VisiVite AREDS2 Gold and Nordic Naturals ProDHA 1000 Bundle - 1 month supply
Retail price: $89.90
Sale Price: $54.95
• Combines best VisiVite and Nordic Naturals Formulas
• 15 mg Natural FloraGLO Lutein
• 4.75 mg Natural OmniXan Zeaxanthin
• 200 mcg Selenium
• 900 mg DHA Omega-3
• Preferred Triglyceride Omega-3 Form
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