In a recent study presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2019 annual meeting, improvements in visual function (CSF) in the Lumega-Z Group were statistically significant and definitive. The AREDS 2 Group showed no statistical change.
San Diego, CA – May 9, 2019 – Guardion Health Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHSI) (“Guardion” or the “Company”), an ocular health sciences and technologies company that develops, formulates and distributes condition-specific medical foods and testing technologies supported by evidence-based protocols, today announced the results of a study from research scientists at the Western University College of Optometry to clinically evaluate the visual benefits of the Company’s micronized liquid formula Lumega-Z as compared to the AREDS 2 softgel supplement in individuals with retinal drusen and at risk of developing Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
Dr. David Evans, Ph.D., Guardion’s Chief Science Officer, commenting on the results of the study, stated, “We are pleased to present for the first-time clinical data showing the beneficial effects of our liquid lipid-based formula Lumega-Z as compared to the AREDS 2 softgel supplement. This data supports numerous clinical reports that we have showing substantial clinical improvements in patients who switched from the AREDS 2 softgel to Lumega-Z. This data also extends the important work conducted by the National Eye Institute emphasizing the importance of nutritional therapy in combating the growing epidemic of vision loss from Age-Related Macular Degeneration.”
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About Guardion Health Sciences, Inc.
Guardion is an ocular health sciences company that develops, formulates and distributes condition-specific medical foods supported by evidence-based protocols, with an initial medical food product, Lumega-Z, that addresses a depleted macular protective pigment, a known risk factor for age-related macular degeneration (“AMD”) and a significant component of functional vision performance. Guardion Health Sciences, Inc. has also developed a proprietary medical device, the MapcatSF®, which accurately measures the macular pigment density, therefore providing the only two-pronged evidence-based protocol for the treatment of a depleted macular protective pigment.
VectorVision®, operating through a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, specializes in the standardization of contrast sensitivity, glare sensitivity, low contrast acuity, and ETDRS acuity vision testing. Its patented standardization system provides the practitioner or researcher the ability to delineate very small changes in visual capability, either as compared to the population or from visit to visit. VectorVision®’s CSV-1000 device is considered the standard of care for clinical trials.
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