Dry AMD for 3 Years, Right Eye Getting Worse

by Manuela
(Massachusetts)

I was diagnosed with dry AMD 3 years ago and have been taking AREDS2 religiously since then. My check up is due in August, and I have noticed that my right eye is getting a bit more blurred.


I have been wondering if taking other supplements in addition to the AREDS2 could be beneficial. I have heard about bilberry, goji berry and other remedies, including extra lutein and zeaxanthin but I don't know how much to take- obviously I don't want to have harmful side effects or overdose on anything.

If anyone has any suggestions, or has experienced improvement by taking extra supplements I would really appreciate your advice. I am trying to stay strong and not be afraid, but I want to help myself as much as I can to preserve my sight. Thank you and good luck to everybody out there.

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May 22, 2017
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Vitamins
by: AnonymousHidge

Like you I have been on the vitamin trail. I have tried Areds2 and am currently on Saffron capsules. I have Lucentis injections in both eyes approximately every six weeks. It is a loathsome business, not only because of the injections, but the time spent in hospital visits. Life is sometimes not worth living. I think the biggest problem is that there is nothing to strive for because there is no light at the end of the tunnel. No matter how hard you try the end result is always going to be the same. I was tried on Eylea injections but I had a violent allergic reaction to it which was quite fearful.

Still, onwards and upwards. Let us all pray that someone soon comes up with a cure, but I am not expecting miracles.

Good luck to all people who have this soul destroying condition.......

Sep 04, 2016
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AREDS plus
by: Anonymous

There is no proof that AREDS work. Currently they contain way too much zinc, which can deplete your body of copper. The amount of vitamin E is very questionable as well. Overdosing on vitamins can be dangerous.

In my opinion, studying the foods that have these vitamins and minerals in them and including them in your daily diet is the safest way to go.

Supplements are a big business.

Sep 04, 2016
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Godspeed
by: bkerr

My left eye is basically shot from wet AMD, but for almost ten years the right has remained stable. I've been taking I Caps or some variation regularly.

I try to heat healthily with green leafy veggies and whole grains and no meat but fish twice or more a week.

I have no idea if any of this is connected, but in any case, worrying about it just takes away from your enjoyments of your finite life.

Big events either come or they don't and they never match up to how you imagine them.

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