Antioxidants in marigold may prevent old-age related blindness

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A daily supplement derived from marigolds may prevent millions of people from losing their eyesight from age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

The potential pill, which could help many people from becoming blind due to AMD, contains three antioxidants vital to keeping the eyes healthy but not all are readily available through a normal diet.

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Susan Bowers, an optometrist from Coventry, said the supplement, Macu-Shield, has improved the sight of hundreds of her patients.

`I really believe this will help stop people going blind from this disease,` the Daily Express quoted her as saying.

Half a million people in Britain suffer from AMD, which causes blurring of the central vision, leaving victims unable to recognise faces, read or drive.

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