Eye Vitamin that Helps Prevent Blindness Due to Macular Degeneration Now Available in Canada

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 12 /CNW/ -- According to AMD Alliance
International, nearly one in four Canadians between the ages of 43 and 64 will
develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and over half between the ages
of 65 and 84 will develop the life-altering disease, which is incurable and
ultimately leads to irreversible blindness. Now, millions of Canadians with
AMD will have the opportunity to help preserve their vision by taking a single
daily capsule of the Macular Health vitamin supplement, which has just
recently been made available in Canada.

    "The Macular Health supplement has already helped many thousands of AMD
sufferers in the United States, so we are pleased to announce that we are now
able to offer this proven product to Canadians," says Dr. John O. Mason III,
retina specialist and creator of Macular Health.  "Studies have shown that
Macular Health slows or ceases vision loss and can prevent blindness caused by
AMD. Some patients have even noticed improved vision."

    Mason developed Macular Health in 2003 to help his own patients suffering
from AMD.  He based the formula on the National Eye Institute's (NEI)
Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS), which proved that a supplemental dosage
of certain vitamins, minerals and carotenoids were highly effective in slowing
vision loss due to AMD.  Dr. Mason modified the AREDS dosages and added
ingredients including FloraGLO lutein, zeaxanthin and bilberry, which greatly
improved the supplement's effectiveness.  Macular Health is provided in an
easy-to-swallow capsule form to be taken just once daily.  The product can now
be purchased by Canadians online at www.macularhealth.com or by telephone at

    The unique Macular Health formula has been proven effective for both
short-term and long-term vision improvement in the recent Multifocal
Electroretinogram (MERG) studies conducted at the Callahan Eye Foundation
Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.  MERG researchers reported that the study
established benefits for people taking Macular Health, with an average of 16
percent improvement in vision after only 12 weeks and 17 percent improvement
after two years taking the Macular Health supplement.

    AMD is the leading cause of blindness in adults.  The condition, which is
a breakdown of the macula of the eye, typically occurs during the aging
process.  Damage of the macula, caused by AMD, increases the difficulty of
seeing fine details clearly.  AMD can make activities such as reading, driving
and threading a needle impossible.  The ability to see both near and far is
hindered by AMD because damage to the macula causes blurriness and distortion
of vision.  While there is no cure for AMD, Macular Health can help sufferers
prevent vision loss.

    To learn more about age-related macular degeneration or the Macular
Health vitamin supplement, visit www.macularhealth.com.


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