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Vitamin C (vitamin) for treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy in Seniors with Diabetes

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  • Treatment with Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid tablets). No studies conducted, and therefore no data exists on benefits. Seems safe.

    • EVIDENCE | NOT TESTED
    • EFFECTIVENESS | UNCLEAR
    • SAFETY | SAFE

Recommendations

Do not use this treatment:

No data exists on the benefits. Side effects seem negligible.

Doctors Say That

Any excess of Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) is evacuated from our body through the urine. This makes vitamin C pretty safe even in high dosages.

About Vitamin C (vitamin)

Ascorbic Acid tablets

  • Target Population:

    Seniors with Diabetes, 65 year old and above

  • Dosage:

    Daily dosage of up to 2 grams

  • Goal:

    Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy symptoms and complications (Diabetic eye disease)

Research Summary

  • Not tested
  • Clinical Studies
  • Seniors Tested
  • Unclear
  • Benefits:

    Unknown. No valid clinical trials.

  • Safe
  • Risks:

    Up to 2 grams of Vitamin C per day seems safe for adults and has no side effects. Doctor consultation is needed for diabetic adults or when in taking iron.

Diabetic Retinopathy Overview

  • Medical problem:

    Diabetic Retinopathy (Diabetic eye disease)

  • Symptoms and signs:

    Blind spot in vision, blocked retinal blood vessels in the retina, blurred vision, eye floaters, fluctuating vision, gradual vision loss and impaired color vision.

  • Complications:

    Bleeding inside the eyes (Vitreous hemorrhage), detachment of the retina, pressure in the eyes (Glaucoma), severe vision loss, blindness

Other Treatments

Brand Names

Vitamin C (supplement)

  • Ascoltin
  • Ascot
  • C-500 Chewable Tablet
  • C-Time
  • Cecon Drops
  • Centrum Singles - Vitamin C
  • Cevi-Bid
  • Sunkist Vitamin C
  • Vicks Vitamin C Drops
  • Ester-C
  • Vasoflex HD
  • Acerola
  • Ascocid
  • Ascor L 500
  • Ascorbic Acid Quick Melts
  • Betac
  • Cemill
  • Cenolate

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Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid, is a vitamin found in food and used as a dietary supplement. As a supplement it is used to treat and prevent scurvy. Evidence does not support use in the general population for the prevention of the common cold. It may be taken by mouth or by injection. It is generally well tolerated. Vitamin C was discovered in 1912, isolated in 1928, and first made in 1933. (source)
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