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Do any supplements help prevent or reduce eye floaters?
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Answer:A variety of supplements have been promoted for preventing or reducing eye floaters including vitamin C and lutein, ginkgo, milk thistle, collagen and hyaluronic acid. Find out if any of these have been shown to be helpful in clinical trials. See the full answer >>
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I've been using a lutein supplement with 40 mg of lutein and am concerned that this dose may be too high. Are there known harmful side-effects?
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My optometrist recommended genetic testing to determine the effectiveness of various supplements for AMD. What is the evidence for doing this?
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