Category: Eye

Macular Degeneration

The macula is the central and most vital part of the retina. Macular degeneration is a condition where this area degenerates, resulting in diminishing and even loss of sight. The condition tends to run in families. Macular degeneration can slowly or suddenly produce loss of vision. It is painless. There are two forms of macular Read More …

Macular Degeneration

The macula is the central and most vital part of the retina. Macular degeneration is a condition where this area degenerates, resulting in diminishing and even loss of sight. The condition tends to run in families. Macular degeneration can slowly or suddenly produce loss of vision. It is painless. There are two forms of macular Read More …

Vitamins help with macular degeneration

According to a nationwide clinical trial sponsored by the National Eye Institute (NEI), and reported in the October 2001 issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, supplementation with antioxidants and zinc reduces the risk of AMD (age-related macular degeneration). Antioxidants are nutrients that protect from free radicals. Free radicals are like chemical “bullets” that damage tissue. Antioxidants Read More …

Vitamin A and zinc combination restores night vision

Supplementation with zinc plus vitamin A, may restore night vision. Zinc supplementation without the vitamin A does not have this effect. This, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition(May, 2001 issue). The study involved 202 pregnant women from Southern Nepal. The subjects had night blindness and were divided into six Read More …

Nutrition Good for the Eyes

Researchers at the JeanMayerUSDAHumanNutritionResearchCenter on Aging at TuftsUniversityin Bostonhave found that a diet that is high is antioxidant-rich foods (i.e. fruits and vegetables) may help to prevent cataracts. Cataracts are the results of changes in the lens of the eye creating a cloudiness that obscures sight. Researchers looked at the diets of nearly 500 women Read More …

Antioxidants and AMD

AMD is an acronym for “Age Related Macular Degeneration”.  It is a disease where the retina degenerates, destroying central vision, leaving only peripheral vision. It is the leading cause of blindness in people over 55 years of age, affecting between 25 and 30 million people worldwide. In the journal Ophthalmology (February 2008, Volume 115, Issue Read More …