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AREDS 2 treatment for macular degeneration

Monday, October 6, 2014

By: Betsy Hansen


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There are two forms of macular degeneration. The more severe form, or the “wet” form, is characterized by scarring, blood vessel formation, as well as bleeding and leaking. This is commonly treated with lasers and medication injections. The “dry” form can exist and be stable for many years – but it can progress or turn into the “wet” form at any time. As a macular degeneration specialist, Kirk Scattergood, MD, has an important goal - to keep patients’ dry macular degeneration from progressing. One of the ways to do this includes a combination of different supplements found to be beneficial during the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2.

 

The AREDS 2 formula includes:

- Lutein

- Zeaxanthin

- Zinc

- Copper

- Vitamin C

- Vitamin E

 

Learn more about AREDS 2 and macular degeneration from Dr. Scattergood’s video below.

 

 

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Scattergood Kirk

Kirk Scattergood, MD, an ophthalmologist at BayCare Clinic Eye Specialists, is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He earned his medical degree at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center. Dr. Scattergood is fellowship trained in retina and vitreous, which means he has received the highest training in the treatment of vitreoretinal disease, macular degeneration and retinal detachments.

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