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apoe4 linked to eye disease?

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Re: apoe4 linked to eye disease?

Postby ncjlhp » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:23 pm

I am APOE4/2, 64 year old female. I have very strong maternal family history of AD and not one of those ladies had macular degeneration even into their 80s. I have major genes, homozygous, for both wet and dry macular degeneration. When I open Promethease, macular degeneration pops up first and second and more. I take the AREDS vitamins, but I am not convinced of anything about this association given my family history. I have to say that I am confused and worried! The last thing I envision ( no pun intended- lol) is me with AD and blind. I really just can't go there.

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Re: apoe4 linked to eye disease?

Postby johndoealzh » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:08 pm

I'm as hopeful as are you. I seems to work on mice. So far it stands to reason. But nature has it's own secret story.

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