Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
An anti-oxidant found in certain fruits and vegetables (and as a commercial supplement) that is used as part of a nutritional treatment of AMD.
Vitamin C is a water-soluble anti-oxidant found abundantly in certain fruits and vegetables, like citrus fruits, tomatoes and potatoes. Another name for vitamin C is ascorbic acid. Vitamin C (500 mg) is one component of the daily nutritional supplementation for treatment to prevent progression of vision loss in AMD (findings from AREDS clinical trial). Vitamin C is also being tested in the ongoing AREDS II nutritional supplementation clinical trial. If you use nutritional supplementation, please consult with your personal physician and ophthalmologist as your personal health situation may require monitoring or a non-typical approach and nutritional supplements may interfere with prescribed medicines.