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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People with early disease or late disease in both eyes were not included in the study. Regression analysis of multivariate incomplete failure time data by modeling marginal distributions.

Omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid intake inversely associated with year progression to advanced age-related macular degeneration [letter] Arch Ophthalmol.

Safety outcomes included serious adverse events and mortality. Oral zinc in macular degeneration. For participants with bilateral large drusen, both eyes are eligible as study eyes because both have the potential to develop advanced AMD. J Natl Cancer Inst. The study was conducted in a population that was, on average, ten years older than in the original AREDS study, and at a higher risk of disease progression.

The study design and conclusions are complex. Although the primary outcome was determined on color fundus photography, when available, fluorescein angiography and OCT images are sent to the Reading Center to confirm the presence of neovascular AMD. OMEGA, a randomized, placebo-controlled trial to test the effect of highly purified omega-3 fatty acids on top of modern guideline-adjusted therapy after myocardial infarction.

The AREDS formulation had neither a harmful nor beneficial effect on the development or progression of cataract. Progression of age-related macular degeneration: The baseline serum levels of study nutrients were balanced across the treatment groups; the levels achieved during the study are reported in eTables Cataract surgery and the primary care practitioner. Create a free personal account to access your subscriptions, sign up for alerts, and more. Study participants were randomly assigned to take one of the following study supplements daily: The secondary randomization allows the assessment of: Enrollment was restricted to people determined to be at high risk of progression to advanced AMD with either bilateral large drusen or non-foveal geographic atrophy no advanced AMD or large drusen or non-foveal geographic atrophy in one eye and advanced AMD in the fellow eye AREDS Simple Scale Score of 2, 3 or 4.


The contributing institutes from the NIH were consulted for various aspects of the study, including its design and conduct. In the original AREDS report, gastrointestinal conditions and hospitalizations for genitourinary diseases were significantly more common in participants randomized to receive zinc 80 mg than to receive placebo.

AREDS2 Results Released

Albury Education session VIC: Vision Custodian SA Governor: Stuey for email alerts with links to free full-text articles Access PDFs of free articles Manage your interests Save searches and receive search alerts. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. Epping Education session VIC: The sites were chosen to achieve a balance of academic and community-based practices with wide variation of geographic location in order to obtain greater generalizability of the study results.

The Cox proportional hazards modeling using the Wei, Lin and Weissfeld method arers2 obtaining robust variance estimates allowing for dependence among multiple event times will be used to assess the treatment effect.

These analyses included all the participants randomly assigned to the variations of the AREDS supplement, including smokers. Distributions were similar across the 4 treatment groups. If a benefit could be demonstrated, it was therefore likely to be important.

All participants were also asked to take the original AREDS formulation or accept a secondary randomization to 4 variations of the AREDS formulation, including elimination of beta carotene, lowering of zinc dose, or both. Competitive inhibition of carotenoid transport and tissue concentrations by high-dose supplements of lutein, zeaxanthin and beta-carotene. Similar findings were seen when the data were divided into tertiles, quartiles, and deciles. The secondary randomization was successful in enrolling a large fraction of the AREDS2 participants, providing the opportunity to assess the effect of removing beta-carotene from the AREDS formulation and to assess the effect of lowering zinc.

The Age-Related Eye Disease Study system for classifying age-related macular degeneration from stereoscopic color fundus photographs: Secondary outcomes in a clinical trial of caretenoids with coantioxidants versus placebo in early age-related macular degeneration. It should also be noted that the safety of the original, higher dose was recently confirmed with the publication of the 10 year follow-up of the original AREDS trial.


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AREDS supplements were provided for those participants who were not current or former smokers within the past year and did not consent to this secondary arwds2 but elected to take the original AREDS supplements. Create a free personal account to download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts, and more.

Since beta-carotene might increase the risk of lung cancer in cigarette smokers, 3940 and beta-carotene was included in the formulation because lutein and zeaxanthin were not commercially available at the start of the original AREDS, we developed a version of the AREDS formulation without beta-carotene. Dietary modulation of lens zeaxanthin in quail. Follow-up study aareds2 were scheduled arreds2 follow-up also included telephone contact 3 months after randomization and subsequent telephone contacts at 6 months between study visits.

Ranibizumab versus verteporfin for neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Progression to advanced AMD determined by centralized studt of annual fundus photographs. In-clinic follow-up visits are scheduled annually post-randomization.

Plasma lutein and zeaxanthin and other carotenoids as modifiable risk factors for age-related maculopathy and cataract: Design Multicenter phase 3 randomized controlled clinical trial.

AREDS2 Results Released | Macular Disease Foundation Australia

Posterior Subcapsular Opacities on Photographs. In addition, an eye is defined to have developed advanced AMD if the reading center identifies a definite disciform scar, or if there is a history of treatments for AMD e.

Lutein prevents arees2 development and progression in diabetic rats. The publisher’s final edited version of this article is available at Ophthalmology.

Lutein, zeaxanthin, and the macular pigment.

Sign in to download free article PDFs Sign in to access your subscriptions Sign in to your personal account. Figures and tables e. The median age is 74 years. Inclusion and exclusion criteria have been published.