Nutritional and Environmental Therapy (NE)

A clinically-tested nutritional supplement or lifestyle change that has been proven to slow or stop the loss of vision in a retinal degenerative disease.

Nutritional and environmental therapy (NE) is one of the Foundation's seven research priority areas. Scientists and clinicians are using nutritional supplementation that has been clinically proven to slow or stop the loss of vision in some retinal degenerative diseases, like RP and AMD. Lifestyle changes, like the decision to stop smoking, can also lower risk for vision loss. 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.