Age-Related Vision Trouble May Be Tied to Memory Problems

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MONDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) — A study new suggests a possible link between age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss among the elderly, and problems with thinking, learning and memory.

The study was originally designed to see whether high doses of antioxidants and zinc could help prevent AMD, a disease in which the center of the retina deteriorates with age. (That trial found the supplement therapy worked for people at high risk of AMD.)

But the nearly 3,000 elderly participants in the study also took a battery of tests to measure various mental abilities.

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