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Vitamin A Plus High Omega-3 Slows Vision Loss from Retinitis Pigmentosa

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www.ProHealth.com • February 17, 2013


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?-3 intake and visual acuity in patients with retinitis pigmentosa receiving vitamin A.
– Source: Archives of Ophthalmology, June 2012

By E.L. Berson, et al.

Abstract:

OBJECTIVE:
To evaluate whether a diet high in long chain ?-3 fatty acids can slow the rate of visual acuity loss among patients with retinitis pigmentosa receiving vitamin A palmitate.

METHODS: We calculated dietary intake from questionnaires completed annually by 357 adult patients from 3 randomized trials who were all receiving vitamin A, 15 000 IU/d, for 4 to 6 years. Rates of visual acuity decline were compared between those with high (?0.20 g/d) vs low (<0.20 g/d) ?-3 intake. Analyses took age into account.

RESULTS: Mean rates of decline of acuity were slower among those with high ?-3 intake:

  • Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study distance acuity: high intake=0.59 letter per year, low intake=1.00 letter per year,P=.001;

  • Snellen retinal acuity: high intake=1.5% per year, low intake=2.8% per year, P=.03.

CONCLUSIONS: We conclude that mean annual rates of decline in distance and retinal visual acuities in adults with retinitis pigmentosa receiving vitamin A, 15 000 IU/d, are slower over 4 to 6 years among those consuming a diet rich in ?-3 fatty acids. To our knowledge, this is the first report that nutritional intake can modify the rate of decline of visual acuity in retinitis pigmentosa.


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Archives of Ophthalmology, June 2012. By E.L. Berson, B. Rosner, M.A. Sandberg, C. Weigel-DiFranco and W.C. Willett. E-mail: inda_berard@meei.harvard.edu





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