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QUESTIONS:

1. Taking half the dosage of VisiVite macular degeneration supplements per day has some benefit, but not as much as taking the full dose. TRUE OR FALSE?

2. OTC multivitamin supplements have many more vitamins in them than VisiVite supplements and so are probably more effective in supporting eye health. TRUE OR FALSE?

3. The benefits of taking VisiVite nutritional supplementation for macular degeneration are usually seen by one month. TRUE OR FALSE?

4. Only the “wet” form of macular degeneration can cause severe vision loss. TRUE OR FALSE?

5. The carotenoids Lutein and Zeaxanthin were not included in the National Eye Institute’s Age Related Eye Disease Study because they were not shown to be beneficial. TRUE OR FALSE?

6. While the high level of Vitamin E in VisiVite macular degeneration supplements was found to be beneficial to ocular health, it was also shown to increase cardiac events and reduce lifespan. TRUE OR FALSE?

7. There is no successful treatment for wet macular degeneration. TRUE OR FALSE? 



DISCUSSION:

Being diagnosed with macular degeneration can be frightening. Often occurring at the stage of life in which you have lesser mobility and hearing sensitivity, vision becomes a critical connection to the world around you.

However, many cases of macular degeneration are mild, and with proper nutritional support and exciting new treatments, vision is often preserved. 

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If you have macular degeneration, stay up to date with the latest news, research and scientific developments at VisiVite.com.

VisiVite macular degeneration supplements are recommended b many retina and eye specialists. If you need specific advice about your own macular degeneration, you may contact us visivite.com/pages/contact-us. Include the following information:
  • Your age
  • Have you lost vision from macular degeneration in either eye?
  • Which eyes have dry macular degeneration? Which eyes have wet macular degeneration?
  • Do you currently take Coumadin?

 

MACULAR DEGENERATION QUIZ ANSWERS


QUESTION Taking half the dosage of VisiVite macular degeneration supplements per day has some benefit, but not as much as taking the full dose. TRUE OR FALSE

ANSWER FALSE. Many studies prior the National Eye Institute’s Age Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) which was published in 2001, looked at nutritional supplementation in preventing the progression of macular degeneration. Prior to AREDS, no study was able to show benefit. What made AREDS unique was that the DOSAGES of antioxidants and zinc were significantly higher than had been previously used. AREDS therefore showed that there is a CRITICAL MINIMUM AMOUNT of nutrients required to positively impact eye disease. There is NO DATA to support the fact that taking half the recommended regimen of VisiVite is effective.

QUESTION OTC multivitamins have many more vitamins in it than VisiVite supplements and so are probably more effective against eye disease. TRUE OR FALSE.

ANSWER FALSE. Most OTC multivitamins have many listed nutrients in each tablet. However, the AMOUNT of each element is too low to be effective. In patients in the National Eye Institute’s AREDS study, those patients that took multivitamins with a placebo rather than a powerful antioxidant and mineral supplement did not experience any benefit for their macular degeneration.

QUESTION The benefits of taking VisiVite nutritional supplementation for macular degeneration are usually seen by one month. TRUE OR FALSE.

ANSWER FALSE. The National Eye Institute’s Age Related Eye Disease Studies were carried on for several years before benefits were proven. Our current recommendation is to take your VisiVite macular degeneration formula for a minimum of six months before making any conclusions as to it success. If your macular degeneration stabilizes or your vision improves, you should continue to take VisiVite indefinitely.

QUESTION Only the “wet” form of macular degeneration can cause severe vision loss. TRUE OR FALSE.

ANSWER FALSE. Certain forms of dry macular degeneration, including geographic atrophy and central drusen, can cause severe central vision loss. Dry macular degeneration is supported with VisiVite macular degeneration supplements. Because there are no current treatments for dry macular degeneration, it is vitally important to take supportive nutritional supplementation.

QUESTION The carotenoids Lutein and Zeaxanthin were not included in the National Eye Institute’s Age Related Eye Disease Study because they were not shown to be beneficial. TRUE OR FALSE.

ANSWER
FALSE. Carotenoids include the beta-carotene form of Vitamin A, Lutein and Zeaxanthin, among others. The National Eye Institute did not include Lutein or Zeaxanthin in the Age Related Eye Disease Study because neither of them was available in commercial form. However, the benefits of each of these compounds have since been proven in AREDS 2 and many scientific studies. 

QUESTION While the high level of Vitamin E in VisiVite macular degeneration supplements was found to be beneficial to ocular health, it was also shown to increase cardiac events and reduce lifespan. TRUE OR FALSE.

ANSWER FALSE. There are many studies on the effects of Vitamin E. But the study that matters most is the National Eye Institute’s Age Related Eye Disease Study, which found a LOWER incidence of cardiac related death in patients receiving the AREDS supplements which included 400 IU of Vitamin E. Importantly, not all Vitamin E is created equally. Many large manufacturers use the less expensive synthetic Vitamin E, which will be identified on the label as “DL-ALPHA” tocopherol. Natural Vitamin E, which is identified as “D-ALPHA” tocopherol, is derived from natural vegetable oils, and is generally regarded as both safer and more effective. All VisiVite formulas use only NATURAL Vitamin E.

QUESTION There is no successful treatment for wet macular degeneration. TRUE OR FALSE

ANSWER FALSE. Previously untreatable except by direct laser burns which treated the wet macular degeneration lesion but caused an immediate loss of vision, wet macular degeneration is now a treatable disease, thanks to the efforts of pharmacologic research. Most of the promising work is focusing on medications that are injected directly into the eye, including Avastin, Lucentis and Eyelea

If you have macular degeneration, stay up to date with the latest news, research and scientific developments at VisiVite.com.

VisiVite macular degeneration supplements are recommended b many retina and eye specialists. If you need specific advice about your own macular degeneration, you may contact us visivite.com/pages/contact-us. Include the following information:

  • Your age
  • Have you lost vision from macular degeneration in either eye?
  • Which eyes have dry macular degeneration? Which eyes have wet macular degeneration?
  • Do you currently take Coumadin?

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