Age-related Macular Degeneration

Frequently Asked Questions

19. Can people with early stage AMD take the AREDS formulation to help prevent the disease from progressing to the intermediate stage?

There is no reason for those diagnosed with early stage AMD to take the AREDS formulation. The study did not find that the formulation helped those with early stage AMD.

If you have early stage AMD, a comprehensive dilated eye exam every year can help determine if the disease is progressing. If early stage AMD progresses to the intermediate stage, discuss taking the formulation with your doctor.