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~ Stuart P. Richer OD, PhD

Nutraceutical (Longevinex®) Reduces Time It Takes Older Eyes To Adapt To The Dark; Family Members Of Patients With Macular Degeneration Urged To Undergo Dark Adaptation Test

Could Detect/Halt Vision Loss Up To 4 Years Before It Occurs

For the first time eye researchers have been able to reduce the time it takes for older eyes to adapt to the dark with use of an oral nutraceutical (Longevinex®). Prolonged dark adaptation time is a marker of the future onset of a dreaded vision problem – macular degeneration.

Twelve of the first fourteen consecutive eyes tested improved or were unexpectedly stable after a dark adaptation test was administered among senior adults with pre-existing visual loss taking a selected daily oral nutraceutical. While only a small number of eyes were tested the effect was statistically so demonstrable there is only ~1% probability the results obtained from this intervention were obtained by chance (p value 0.01). [Statistics How To]

Dr. Stuart Richer OD, PhD, Director, Ocular Preventive Medicine at the Captain James A Lovell Federal Health Care Facility, North Chicago, IL, and President of the Ocular Nutrition Society, announced the discovery at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology (ARVO), Baltimore, MD, May 8, 2017.

Macular degeneration affects millions of senior adults. There is no proven remedy for this insidious sight-robbing disease. The fact a nutraceutical has been demonstrated for the first time to reverse a predictive measure for macular degeneration is a monumental development in preventive medicine says Dr. Richer.

All eyes tested were among subjects who already had a diagnosed case of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and whose vision had not improved with the use of the Age Related Eye Disease (AREDs) antioxidant supplement formulated by the National Eye Institute.

“However, the greater application of this dark adaptation vision test is among family members of individuals who have been diagnosed with macular degeneration since prolonged dark adaptation time can predict future onset of this dreaded eye disease 4 years before it can be clinically diagnosed. Forty-five percent (45%) of the population who have a parent with macular degeneration will develop the disease in their lifetimes,” says lead researcher Stuart Richer OD, PhD.

“Given what we know now, it may be best for adult children of elderly patients with macular degeneration to take preventive action with a daily nutraceutical regardless of whether they pass or fail the dark adaptation test,” says Dr. Richer.

“If this continues to be demonstrated in larger groups, we just may have, for the first time, a preventive for the most common cause of visual decline in senior Americans,” says Dr. Stuart Richer.

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