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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amd
21Jul, 2016

NEW LENS TREATMENT FOR AMD

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of severe vision loss and legal blindness in people over the age of 65, is an eye condition that leads to deterioration of the central portion of the retina (the macula). As a result, the “straight-ahead” vision needed to read, drive, watch TV, identify faces, and perform fine-detailed work is lost. Nutritional therapy is currently the only known treatment for the more common “dry” form of the disease, while laser photocoagulation and injections are the treatment for sealing leaking blood vessels associated with […]
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double vision
13Jul, 2016

DO YOU SEE GHOSTS?

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While “blurred vision” is characterized by a loss of sharp vision and an inability to see fine details, “double vision” involves seeing two images (or “ghost images”). “Diplopia,” as double vision is known medically, may occur by itself or it may be present with other symptoms such as misalignment of one or both eyes, painful eye movements, or droopy eyelids. These symptoms should prompt an immediate comprehensive eye exam. Double vision may also be prompted by a refractive error, cataracts, or failure of both eyes to point at the object […]
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10Dec, 2014

SIGHT TO BEHOLD

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Over 80% of what we learn comes through our eyes, making them our most important connection to the world around us. The brain and visual system account for only two percent of our body weight, yet they consume about 25% of our nutritional intake.
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