Eye Health

Tips on how you can reduce the risk of free-radical damage.

  1. Does digital technology impact vision health?

    Does digital technology impact vision health?
    "If Your Kids Are Awake, They're Probably Online," goes the headline of a New York Times report on a recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The study found that those ages 8 to 18 spent 7 1/2 hours of their day using a computer, watching TV, playing video games or using some other electro
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  2. Could Aspirin Cause Blindness?

    Could Aspirin Cause Blindness?
    Causes Of Blindness? Could it be the aspirin you are taking? Aspirin is included in a class of drugs called salicylates, and it is used to reduce fever, inflammation and pain in the body. Doctors also sometimes prescribe aspirin as a blood thinning agent to prevent angina, heart attack
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  3. Aspirin Use Increases Risk for AMD

    Aspirin Use Increases Risk for AMD
    Fact: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in people aged 55+, according to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation. Many older people take a small dose of aspirin daily as a preventative measure against blood clots, which are known to be a potential caus
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  4. Bilberry for Retina Health

    Bilberry for Retina Health
    Bilberry is a very impressive berry. While it is not as popular nor as studied as some other berries, such as blueberries, there is no doubt that bilberry has a good deal to offer in terms of its ability to positively contribute to human health
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  5. Vitamin D Improves Eye Health

    Vitamin D Improves Eye Health
    We are all increasingly aware of the harm environmental chemicals can cause to our health. To underline that fact, a recent study by the University of Exeter, UK studied the urinary presence of environmental chemicals in a cross-section of people. They discovered a worrying correlation between
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  6. Antioxidants and Fruit May Help Reduce Vision Disabilities

    Antioxidants and Fruit May Help Reduce Vision Disabilities
    One of the main problems that reduces the quality of life for those living in Central Africa is the high recurrence of visual disability. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 284 million people worldwide suffer from visual disabilities.
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  7. Protect Your Self From Cataracts

    Protect Your Self From Cataracts
    Warm, sunny days provide many healthful benefits for the body and soul. But the same sunshine that lights up your spirits can damage your precious eyesight if you don't take proper precautions. Excessive exposure to ultraviolet rays, whether from natural sunlight or artificial rays, can lead to cat
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  8. Antioxidants Combat Glaucoma, Depression

    Antioxidants Combat Glaucoma, Depression
    Although there is no cure for glaucoma, antioxidants have been use to prevent and treat it. Research has shown strong links between antioxidants and eye health. The Glaucoma Research Foundation recommends the consumption of foods that are high in antioxidants, particularly lutein and zeaxanthan
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  9. Taurine Protects Against Degenerative Disorders of the Retina

    Taurine Protects Against Degenerative Disorders of the Retina
    A depletion of taurine in the retina is a known cause of rapid degeneration of the essential photoreceptors in the eye. There is no commercial cure for AMD and other retinal diseases, although some treatments are available for the wet form of the disease.
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  10. Six Supplements for Improved Eyesight

    Six Supplements for Improved Eyesight
    For everything from boosting brain power to weight loss, dietary supplements are popularly consumed as a remedy for a number of health issues. While not all have been adequately studied, there is a good deal of research to back up taking certain supplements to protect eye health.
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