Adding a with 12-milligram daily lutein supplement along with vitamin A decreased the rate vision deteriorates in patients with Retinitis Pigmentosa, according to a recent article in Archives of Ophthalmology.

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Decline in mid-peripheral vision was inversely related to serum lutein level, and there were no toxic effects observed of high-level lutein supplements. U.S. enriched eggs contain approximately 250 micrograms lutein, about 1/50 of the dose administered to the patients in the trial. Eggs with lutein have been shown to be help seniors maintain the integrity of the retina’s macula.