Vitamin Supplements and Antioxidants
Nonprescription vitamin supplements have enjoyed increased popularity because of their antioxidant properties and are used for intermediate to severe AMD. The Age-Related Eye Disease Studies 1 and 2 are discussed in depth in BCSC Section 12, Retina and Vitreous. In addition, omega-3 fatty acid supplements seem to have some benefit in treating meibomian gland dysfunction (see BCSC Section 8, External Disease and Cornea).
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 2 - Fundamentals and Principles of Ophthalmology. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.