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Our practice has been recommending VisiVite Dry Eye Relief TG-1000 to every dry eye patient we see. The patients love it. They feel a great relief from not having to constantly feel a burning or itching sensation and being free of hourly tear drops. Our practice recommends these products to everyone!
Monique M. Barbour, M.D.
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.
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
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.
We recommend that all of our patients take VisiVite AREDS2-based vitamins, due to the evidence based nature of the formula.
Marc Lay, OD
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
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
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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What are Drusen?

Macular degeneration is the world's leading cause of irreversible blindness among elderly people. Detecting early macular degeneration can be difficult, since most studies, including the National Eye Institute's Age Related Disease Study, have looked primarily at macular degeneration that is of medium severity or worse.

Early macular degeneration, while predominantly an issue of senior eye health, can be seen in younger individuals.

Detecting early macular degeneration may disclose the following subtle examination findings:

view of drusen on the retina, as seen through the pupilDrusen - Drusen appear to the examining doctor and on retinal photographs as yellow or off-white deposits scattered throughout the macula, which is the central area of the retina.
macular drusen, as seen under a microscopeWhen examined under a microscope, drusen represent debris located between the retina and Bruch's Membrane.

Drusen are considered low risk when they are small or made up of a material called "hyaline." These low risk drusen also called, "hard drusen."

Drusen are considered high risk when they are fluffy in appearance without clear borders. These drusen are called "soft drusen." Sometimes, soft drusen are not separated, and are instead connected, or "coalescent."

Pigmentation, or dark deposits, can be associated with drusen, or may be found on the retina without drusen. Pigmentation that is irregular is always considered abnormal in the macula. However, in some cases the pigmentation is difficult to see. Doctors will describe the macula as "mottled," meaning there is some subtle pigmentary change that is not clearly macular degeneration. Therefore, the findings may be so subtle as to make detecting early macular degeneration difficult

Upon diagnosis of early macular degeneration, the only known treatment is supplementation with high dose eye vitamins. No prescriptive pills nor eye injection, as is done with wet macular degeneration,

The National Eye Institute's Age Related Eye Disease 2 Study proved that macular degeneration could be slowed down using a specific formula of vitamins:

  • 10 mg Lutein
  • 2 mg Zeaxanthin
  • 500 mg of Vitamin C
  • 400 IU of Vitamin E
  • 25-80 mg of Zinc
  • Copper

While no vitamin supplement can guarantee that early macular degeneration won't progress, we recommend VisiVite AREDS2 Gold or Select Formulas, based upon the latest scientific findings, if you have macular degeneration, and VisiVite Balanced if you have a family history of macular degeneration..

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• Premium carotenoid blend
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• Promotes continuous healthy retinal function
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