Improvement of accommodation with anti-oxidant supplementation in visual display terminal users

Y. Uchino, M. Uchino, M. Dogru, K. Fukagawa, K. Tsubota

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Objective: To determine the antioxidant supplementation effect on accommodation among VDT users. Design: a double blind randomized placebo controlled study. registered under clinical identifier no. ncT00877201. Participants and Controls: Fourty right eyes of 40 healthy VDT users (30 females, 10 males, mean age: 43.8±2.8 years, range: 40-49 years). 20 subjects (15 females, 5 males; mean age: 44.0±2.7 years, range: 40-49 years). Methods: subjects were required to take an antioxidant supplement, 20 age and sex matched subjects (15 females, 5 males; mean age: 43.6±3.1 years, range: 40-49 years) were required to take placebo medication for 4 weeks. Results: The mean of the change in accommodation power was significantly higher in the group receiving antioxidant supplements (0.20±0.50 Diopter (D)) compared to the placebo group (-0.12±0.48 (D)) (p<0.05). Conclusions: antioxidant supplementation was observed to improve accommodation in Japanese Visual Display Terminal (VDT) Users.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)478-481
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nutrition, Health and Aging
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May
Externally publishedYes


  • Accommodation
  • Antioxidant supplements
  • Nutrition
  • Visual Display Terminal (VDT)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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