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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3Aug, 2016

CATARACTS BY TYPE

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There are three primary types of age-related cataracts. A “nuclear sclerotic” cataract is characterized by clouding and hardening of the eye lens at its center. When a nuclear cataract first develops, it can bring about a brief improvement in near vision (“second sight”), which is only temporary. A “cortical” cataract forms on the periphery of the lens cortex and develops spoke-like projections that extend from the outside of the lens toward the center. A “posterior subcapsular” cataract begins at the back of the lens. This type of cataract may develop in those with diabetes or patients […]
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29Oct, 2015

DIABETIC EYE DISEASE

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“Diabetic eye disease” refers to a group of eye problems. These include cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and blindness. Diabetic individuals with proliferative retinopathy can reduce their risk of blindness by 95 percent with timely treatment and appropriate follow-up care.
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4Mar, 2015

A CLOUDED FORECAST

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When impaired vision interferes with your usual activities, safe and effective cataract surgery is the best answer. Cataracts can occur at any age and may be due to an eye injury, certain eye diseases, medical conditions (such as diabetes), heredity, birth defects, some medications (such as steroids), excessive alcohol consumption, and smoking.
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