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Can Healthful Eating Save Your Eyes?     
Can Healthful Eating Save Your Eyes? Antioxidant supplements could slow age-related macular degeneration A past large study showed that high doses of antioxidant supplements might slow a person s progression from early to late AMD. Studies now suggest that the healthful eating habits recommended to lower your risk of cancer may also help prevent the most common cause of irreversible blindness that occurs among people in developed countries. Although age-related macular dege... Read More

Leafy Green Vegetables Help Prevent Cataracts     
Lutein and zeaxanthin were nearly 10 times more powerful than vitamin E in protecting the cells from UV-induced damage. A new study from Ohio State University provides the first laboratory evidence that certain antioxidants found in dark leafy green vegetables can indeed help prevent cataracts. Vitamin manufacturers often add the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin to their products but until now there has been no biochemical evidence to support the claim that these substances help protect the e... Read More

Nutrition and Vision    
Nutrition and Vision Similar to the rest of the body exercise and balanced nutrition play an essential role in maintaining healthy eyes. Routine eye examinations by your eyecare practitioner are an important part of a comprehensive health program. Similar to the rest of the body exercise and balanced nutrition play an essential role in maintaining healthy eyes. Proper nutrition can help prevent or delay several eye conditions and it is a principal factor contributing to eye development a... Read More

Nutritional Supplements May Have Adverse Effects     
Side effects ranging from dry eye to retinal hemorrhages and transient visual loss were found. A large proportion of North Americans use herbal medicines or nutritional supplements and many people taking these products are unaware of the adverse reactions they can cause. An Oregon Health & Science University researcher reviewed reported cases of ocular side effects associated with these products. His findings are published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology this month. The re... Read More

Oily Fish Consumption Protect Your Eyesight     
People who habitually consume oily fish at least once a week compared with less than once a week are 50% less likely to have wet AMD. Eating oily fish once a week may reduce age-related macular degeneration (AMD) which is the major cause of blindness and poor vision in adults in western countries and the third cause of global blindness according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. There are two types of AMD wet and dry. Of the two wet AMD is the main cause... Read More

Open Your Eyes To Healthy Eating Habits     
In honor of March s Save Your Vision Month the American Optometric Association (AOA) reminds Americans that caring for eyes includes paying attention to nutrition. Approximately 43 million Americans suffer from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or cataracts the two leading causes of vision loss and blindness. Based on research from multiple studies there is a strong correlation between good nutrition and the prevention of these age-related eye diseases. By eating foods rich in six nu... Read More

Preventing AMD Through Nutrition     
Age-related macular degeneration commonly referred to as AMD is a disease in which the tissue in the macula deteriorates. The macula is located in the central part of the retina and is responsible for producing sharp central vision. The exact causes of AMD are still unknown although age and heredity appear to be the dominant factors. This condition can result in severely diminished central vision but peripheral vision remains unaffected. In most cases it is impossible to restore the vision loss... Read More

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