If you have read my website, you will know that the DHA component of OMega-3 is helpful in preventing macular degeneration. Here is another study that shows improve protection for your eyesight from another related eye disease retinitis pigmentosa. -Garey Simmons, Omega-3 Specialist

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A report published Online First by Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals, reveals that adults with retinitis pigmentosa who took vitamin A supplements over a period of four to six years, showed slower decline in annual rates of distance and retinal visual acuities by consuming a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

Retinitis pigmentosa is an eye disease in which there is damage to the retina. Approximately 2 million individuals (about 1 in 4,000) worldwide are affected by the condition, which typically results in night blindness. Symptoms usually first appear in childhood, but severe vision problems, such as loss of side vision, tunnel vision, and virtual blindness, do not usually develop until early to late adulthood.

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