In a small study, a combination over-the-counter supplement with antioxidant and mitoprotective properties significantly reversed mitochondrial dysfunction.
A supplement with antioxidant and mitoprotective properties reversed mitochondrial dysfunction and may be neuroprotective in glaucoma, according to study results presented by Robert Ritch, MD, Steven and Shelley Einhorn Distinguished Chair and Professor of Ophthalmology at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, New York.
Dr. Ritch and co-investigators from Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, and Columbia University, New York, presented a poster with their findings at the American Glaucoma Society meeting in New York earlier this year.
The study focused on whether a combination of over-the-counter supplements with antioxidant and mitoprotective properties could reverse mitochondrial dysfunction by reducing mitochondrial flavoprotein fluorescence compared with placebo.
Robert Ritch, MD
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This article was adapted from a poster presentation at the 2018 meeting of the American Glaucoma Society in New York earlier this year. The authors did not indicate any proprietary interest relevant to the subject matter.