JUN 11, 2010
Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina/Vitreous
Data from the Women's Health Study, a large, randomized, controlled trial evaluating the effects of vitamin E and low-dose aspirin among healthy women shows that that 10 years of alternate-day treatment with 600 IU of natural source vitamin E alone has no material beneficial or harmful effect on the occurrence of AMD. Participants were assigned to take vitamin E or placebo on alternate days. It also found that vitamin E had no significant effect on the secondary endpoints of advanced AMD and total AMD with or without vision loss.