Revista Brasileira de Oftalmologia
versão impressa ISSN 0034-7280
versão On-line ISSN 1982-8551
TORRES, Rogil José de Almeida et al. Current concepts and perspectives in the prevention of age-related macular degeneration. Rev. bras.oftalmol. [online]. 2008, vol.67, n.3, pp.142-155. ISSN 0034-7280. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-72802008000300008.
The authors prepare a literature review about the main antioxidants used in daily practice for the prevention of age-related macular degeneration progression (AMD), emphasizing the mechanism of action of each substance as well as the possible complications related to the overuse of such components.
Palavras-chave : Antioxidants [adverse effects]; Carotenoids; Lutein; Zinc; Vitamin D; Fatty acids; Omega-3; Diet; Macular degeneration; Supplementary feeding; Free radicals; Clinical trials.