The new information includes:
The new information can be downloaded from the Foundation's website. Printed copies may be obtained by contacting the Foundation's Information and Referral Department at 1-800-683-5555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Editors Note: The Foundation-funded clinical research studies conducted by Dr. Eliot Berson and his co-workers at the Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, demonstrated that the combined treatment regimen of vitamin A palmitate, oily fish and lutein may provide an additional 20 years of useful vision for people who were between 18 and 60 years of age with typical forms of retinitis pigmentosa (RP) or Usher syndrome types 2 or 3.
These participants also began the study with best-corrected visual acuity of 20/100 or better.
This document is an update to the information on the treatment regimen previously provided by the Foundation Fighting Blindness.
Dr. Berson’s recommended treatment regimen is not appropriate for everyone with a retinal disease, and the decision to take it should only be made between the patient and his or her doctor.