New Video: AREDS eye supplements for AMD to get an overhaul with personalized medicine
Some patients benefit. Some are harmed. Please watch the video for more information. It will focus on Genetic testing and the amount of Zinc in the eye vitamins. Hear from a patient living with macular degeneration, and her struggles with her eye disease. New warning has been issued by Harvard Medical School/ Department of Ophthalmology, on the effects of Zinc in the eye vitamins.
Dr. Netan Choudhry explains in the video about the genetic markers that people have. Why and how they react to the Zinc component in the vitamins. There is 15 % of people that have macular degeneration that are taking these vitamins and their eyes are being harmed by this mineral. Genetic testing can help the doctor to determine which of his patients might be harmed by the Zinc. This is a helpful tool for the doctor to provide personalized care to his patients.