On the Helpline here are MDS we've had hundreds of calls from people who have MD (like myself) who have heard about the Daily Mail Macushield article and how it uses the word "miracle". We're not aware of any well regarded professors or consultant retinal specialists who are telling their patients to take this particualr supplement or who suggest that taking it will improve eyesight.
You mention in two or three years we may be hearing more claims like Harry Marslands. I gues so, or maybe not, or maybe another new commercial product may be grabbing the headlines and we'll go spend our money on that.
Over the years things come and go, I can recall lots of excitement about Flaxseed Oil, Billberry extract, Rheopheresis, Airnergy, acupuncture... So many "wonderful new solutions, buy now, promising research coming soon".
There are however things a person can do, backedup up by research, which their doctors
o don't smoke
o a diet high in fresh veg & fruit
o consider taking a supplement - here's a great article in the latest edition of our magaine (page 32): http://www.maculardisease.org/publicati ... e=2&id=454
o protect your eyes by wearing a hat and sunglasses (with UV protection)
o regular exercise
Alistair, wishing you and anyone with MD the very best of good fortune.