Within 6 months 90% of the trial participants had improved their AMD condition.
The improvements continued until the trial ended at 24 months.
Figure 1 – – Before and after fundus pics were taken of all trial participants. Complete Study Overview Figure 1: The left slide shows the eye of a 67 year old male before treatment, his vision has been deteriorating for 2 years. The right picture shows the same eye 2 months later after ingestion of the bonded melatonin tablet every night at bed time. He now has stable visual acuity of 0.3 with remarkable improvements in sub-retinal macular hemorrhage. In this study of 100 patients, 90% of them had regressed or reversed their ARMD within 6 months. Source: Changxian Yi et al, effects of melatonin in age-related macular degeneration, Ann NY Acad Sci, 1057:384-392,2005
The before and after fundus pictures were remarkable! – clinical results
Additionally, the trial participants reported; lessoning of glare, reduced dryness, and improved clarity and comfort. Dr. Changxian Yi stated; “Our purpose was to explore a new and safe approach to prevent or even treat ARMD and we found so much more..”
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