Eye Care Updates

vitamin c diet eyes
4Oct, 2016

REDUCING CATARACT RISK WITH DIET

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As we all know, one of the best ways to reduce the risk of developing cataracts is to wear sunglasses and wear broad-brimmed hats that shield the eyes from damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. Another way to prevent the eye lens from clouding involves making a slight adjustment to our diets. Research involving sets of twins over a period of ten years shows that consuming diets rich in vitamin C was associated with a 33% reduction in risk of cataract development. It is thought that vitamin C’s ability to inhibit eye […]
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blepharospasm causes
30Jun, 2016

TWITCHING EYELIDS

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The term “blepharospasm” refers to the repetitive, involuntary spasm of the eyelid that most often occurs in the upper eyelid, although it can occur in the lower lid. When twitching becomes persistent and/or annoying, it’s time to schedule an appointment with the eye doctor. Some people experience spasms that are mild and feel like a gentle tug on the eyelid, while others suffer from spasms that are so strong that they force them to close their eyes. The spasms may occur every few seconds for a minute or two, or […]
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bi-section of eyeball
18Feb, 2016

NEW TREATMENT FOR DIABETIC EYE DISEASE

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"Proliferative diabetic retinopathy” (PDR), which is responsible for 12,000 to 24,000 new cases of blindness in the United States annually, is a diabetes-related disorder involving progressive damage to the retina caused by leaky blood vessels. ...ranibizumab injections could be the first new treatment for proliferative diabetic retinopathy in many years.
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16Feb, 2016

NEW TREATMENT FOR MACULAR DEGENERATION?

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Because “age-related macular degeneration” (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in Americans aged 65 years and older, any information about a potential new treatment is welcomed. As a starting point in searching for new ways to treat AMD, researchers noted that people with highly pigmented and darker-colored eyes are less prone to developing AMD and more likely to have higher levels of a chemical called L-DOPA, which is prescribed to Parkinson’s patients (who have low levels of this dopamine precursor in their brains). When researchers examined […]
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