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Slow the progression of age - related Macular degeneration (AMD) through diet

Mar 3 2017 - 9:12pm
Nutrition slows the progression of Macular Degeneration!

A randomized clinical trial observed that two caroitenoids called lutein and zeaxanthin can slow the progression of age - related Macular degeneration (AMD). It was observed that lutein and zeaxanthin are retinoprotective.

In this clinical trial, 56 participants consumed 60ml of Lutein complex (LC) derived from marigold (lutein) and wolfberry (zeaxanthin) for 5 months.

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Vitamin B3 may be a key to glaucoma treatment

Feb 21 2017 - 1:38am
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Researchers have found vitamin B3 prevents glaucoma in mice. They are now planning to investigate the effectiveness of vitamin B3 for treatment of glaucoma in people.

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness. It is generally associated with a buildup of pressure inside the eye.

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Delaying vision loss in the elderly may delay overall decline

Dec 22 2016 - 5:28am
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Researchers say that strategies aimed at delaying vision loss might also help to delay physical and mental decline among elderly people.

Good vision makes all aspects of life more pleasant. It is important to try to help elderly people maintain good vision so they can enjoy a high quality of life.

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Macular degeneration risk is cut with a Mediterranean diet

Oct 18 2016 - 6:00pm

According to a new study people who closely adhere to the Mediterranean diet, particularly by eating fruit, may be significantly less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration.

Macular degeneration is a devastating illness which often leads to blindness. The finding that dietary factors can dramatically decrease the risk of this condition is encouraging.

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Will Your Child Grow Up Nearsighted?

Oct 3 2016 - 7:27am
Child eye care tips that are not so myopic

Research suggests that by 2050 about half of the world’s population will be nearsighted. Here’s what you can do to lessen the odds that your child will grow up nearsighted.

According to a recent CBS News report, Myopia― a common vision problem that causes close objects to appear clearly, but just the opposite when objects are far away―has increased significan

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Choosing the Best Diet to Prevent Glaucoma from Progressing

Sep 15 2016 - 2:31pm
Best diet for glaucoma

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness for people over the age of 60. But vision can be preserved longer with early detection, early treatment – and eating a healthy diet.

It’s not just about carrots! A balanced diet with a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables are needed for healthy vision.

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You Should Aggressively Protect Your Eyes and Skin From The Sun: Natural Remedies

Aug 24 2016 - 8:55am
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Choosing the right pair of sunglasses and avoiding prolonged exposure to the sun are essential to protect your eyes and skin from damage. Here are also some natural remedies that can help with sunburn.

A sunny summer day seems so alluring for people seeking some fun and relaxation that they often fail to take the time to consider how horribly dangerous the sun can be to their eyes and skin.

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Reduce Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration with Lutein and Zeaxanthin

Nov 7 2015 - 5:28pm
reduce risk of age-related macular degeneration with lutein and zeaxanthin

It’s never too early to help prevent age-related macular degeneration, so why not start today. Data from a new quarter-century prospective cohort study can provide some solid evidence concerning carotenoids on how to do it.

According to the experts who evaluated data from the Nurses’ Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study in the United States, which involved 102,046 adults aged 50 years or older, hi

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New Retinitis Pigmentosa Treatment Explored

Sep 7 2015 - 8:27am
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In the quest for effective treatments of retinitis pigmentosa, a research team recently completed a study in which they were able to restore some visual ability to mice who had inherited advanced retinal degeneration. Based on the results of this study, the authors noted that their approach “warrants consideration as a method for restoring vision in advanced retinal degeneration.”

Retinitis pigmentosa is a group of inherited conditions in which individuals experience progressive peripheral vision loss and problems with night vision and eventual loss of central vision.

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Could Cataract Surgery Soon Be Unnecessary?

Jul 27 2015 - 2:38pm
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A new study from the University of California-San Diego has shown how cataract surgery could one day be a thing of the past. That could be great news for the 22 million people in the United States and the millions more around the world who suffer with this vision problem.

Cataracts are the main cause of blindness in the world and the most common cause of vision loss among people who are older than 40.

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Why Contact Lens Wearers Get Eye Infections

Jun 2 2015 - 10:07am
contact lens wearers get eye infections

It is no secret that contact lens wearers get eye infections, but what may be surprising is why. A new study presented at the American Society for Microbiology annual meeting on May 31, 2015, by NYU Langone researchers revealed that people who wear contact lenses have bacteria not usually seen in the eyes of non-wearers.

The investigative team, under direction of NYU Langone microbiologist Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, PhD, noted in a press release that “Our research clearly shows that putting a foreign object, suc

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Two Nutrients Improve Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Mar 7 2015 - 7:14pm
age-related macular degeneration

Researchers found specific benefits of two nutrients for individuals who have age-related macular degeneration. People age 50 and older are most at risk of developing this eye disease, which can result in severely limited vision.

Macular degeneration is characterized by a deterioration and loss of central vision in one or both eyes.

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Include an Eye Exam as Part of Your Back to School Checklist

Jul 31 2014 - 4:25pm
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As you are out collecting supplies and picking out your child’s new backpack for the upcoming school year, you may also want to schedule an appointment with your pediatrician or family eye doctor. Children of all ages should have regular checkups to ensure any vision problems are sooner rather than later.

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Sperm Brow and Other Eye Aging No-No’s You Need to Know

Jul 2 2014 - 7:57pm
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Are you guilty of giving yourself a sperm brow? Do you use so much eyeliner that your kids accuse you of going Goth? On a recent episode of The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Oz discusses these and other eye-opening, eye-aging no-no’s that you need to know so that you can look 10 years younger beginning today.

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Early detection of macular edema can prevent vision loss

Oct 28 2013 - 8:21pm
Macular Edema Detection

To prevent progression of vision loss, people with diabetes should monitor their levels of blood sugar, blood pressure, and also cholesterol. Having an elevation in any of these can cause complications to the blood vessels in the back of your eye. This area is called the retina and is responsible for your ability to have clear and precise vision.

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Corneal transplants restore sight and save healthcare dollars

Oct 24 2013 - 2:10pm
Corneal transplants are cost effective

Eye disorders are the fifth costliest to the U.S. economy after heart disease, cancer, emotional disorders, and pulmonary conditions. Corneal transplants have a high success rate and, overall, has a total lifetime net benefit of nearly $6 billion.

Eye disorders are the fifth costliest to the U.S. economy after heart disease, cancer, emotional disorders, and pulmonary conditions. Corneal transplants have a high success rate and, overall, has a total lifetime net benefit of nearly $6 million.

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