Welcome to The Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) was a multi-center, randomized trial designed to assess the effects of oral. The Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) Research Group* . AREDS2 was designed to test whether adding lutein + zeaxanthin, DHA. Lutein + Zeaxanthin and Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Age-Related Macular Degeneration: The Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2).

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Baseline dietary intake of the study nutrients, including those in the AREDS supplements, was balanced across treatment groups. This tends to decrease the generalizability to a broadly defined population.

Likelihood of adherence to the study regimen was evaluated during a run-in phase using study placebo and the AREDS formulation. All analyses were conducted using SAS version 9.

During early stages of recruitment, participant eligibility was not based on reading center review. No other authors reported disclosures. Sign in to make a comment Sign in to your personal account. Of the remaining participants, Enrollment began in October and continued through September at the 82 clinical sites across the US. The strengths of this study include the low rates of loss to follow-up and consistently good adherence to the treatment regimen.

A total of participants More lung cancers were noted in the beta carotene vs no beta carotene group 23 [2. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci.

Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) | National Eye Institute

Progression to advanced AMD determined by centralized grading of annual fundus photographs. Observational data suggest that other oral nutrient supplements might further reduce the risk of progression to advanced AMD. A second-tier randomization was conducted to evaluate the effect of eliminating beta carotene and lowering the zinc doses in the original AREDS formulation Figure 1. Dietary fat and risk for advanced age-related macular stkdy.


Blood levels of areeds2 C, carotenoids and retinol are inversely associated with cataract in a North Indian Population. We also have not tested for equivalency between low-dose zinc and high-dose zinc and between no beta carotene and beta carotene.

AREDS2 Results Released

Currently, cataract surgery is one of the most common surgeries conducted in the US. All analyses were conducted following the intention-to-treat principle. Xanthophylls and alpha-tocopherol decrease UVB-induced lipid peroxidation and stress signaling in human lens epithelial cells. As a service to our customers we are providing this early version of the manuscript.

Report of the rd Ross Conference on Pediatric Research. In the primary analyses, comparisons with placebo demonstrated no statistically significant reductions in progression to advanced AMD HR, 0. For participants with bilateral large drusen, both eyes are eligible as study eyes because both have the potential to develop advanced AMD. Participants and study personnel were masked to treatment assignment in both randomizations.

Participants with less than large drusen in both eyes or in study eye.

Participants who were current smokers or former smokers who had stopped smoking within the year prior to enrollment were randomly assigned to one of the two arms without beta-carotene Formulations 2 or 4. Effect of lutein and zeaxanthin on macular pigment and visual function in patients with studj age-related macular degeneration.

Lutein, tsudy, and the macular pigment. The analyses conducted without the stratification showed essentially similar results. None of the nutrients affected development of moderate or worse vision loss, defined as a reduction of 15 or more letters from baseline or treatment for neovascular AMD.


Dobbing J, Benson JD, editors. To compute the necessary sample size, adjustments were made for projected deaths and losses to follow-up.

Ranibizumab versus verteporfin for neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Patients were followed for an average of 4. Funds were generously contributed to these contracts by the following NIH institutes: Certified photographers obtain stereoscopic fundus photographs of the macula and optic nerve and masked graders use a standard protocol to grade the photographs.

Chemistry and metabolism of lipids in the vertebrate retina. Omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid intake and y incidence of neovascular age-related macular degeneration and central geographic atrophy: Rates of reported gastrointestinal disorders and hospitalizations for genitourinary diseases were similar in the 2 randomly assigned groups high-dose zinc, low-dose zinc in AREDS2.

Administrative, technical, or material support: Create a free personal account to download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts, and more. A randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical trial of high-dose supplementation with vitamins C and E and beta carotene for age-related cataract and vision loss: Advanced age-related macular degeneration in non-study eye, less than large drusen in study eye.

These analyses were performed with stratification by the secondary interventions. Prevalence of age-related macular degeneration in the United States.