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Green Tea Protects Seniors’ Eyesight, Studies Show

Posted January 23, 2014

Drivers diagnosed with advanced glaucoma are involved in twice the number of auto accidents as drivers with healthy vision are, according to a study from the Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine in Sendai, Japan. The ability to drive is vital to seniors striving to remain independence—in fact, the most recent White House Conference on Aging identified transportation as the third-most important issue facing seniors.

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Omega-3 may have benefits for dry AMD: Pilot Study

Posted November 1, 2013

Supplementation with EPA-rich omega-3 fatty acids could help battle inflammation in the macula and therefore improve the vision in patients with dry Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), according to the findings of a new pilot study.

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Bilberry and lingonberry extracts show eye health potential

Posted October 20, 2013

Extracts from bilberries and lingonberries may protect the retina in the eye against UV damage, says a new study from Japan.

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Home remedies to cure dark circles, puffy eyes

Posted October 4, 2013

A lot of women these days put up with dark circles under their eyes or puffy eyes. Underlying factors that cause this condition include inherited traits, cigarette smoking, inadequate hours of sleep, improper diet, excessive alcohol drinking, pollution and allergies.

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Want to See Things Clearly? Reach for These 6 Foods

Posted September 25, 2013

Nutrition and diet affect all aspects of our wellness. As we age, however, key nutrients and foods become even more crucial to help protect against serious illness that can cause aging eye health concerns such as macular degeneration, presbyopia, blepharitis, cataracts and glaucoma. The lens, nerves and smooth surfaces of the eye are all subject to the normal aging process and free radical damage.

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Lutein and Zeaxanthin: How to keep your eyes healthy

Posted August 26, 2013

Lutein and Zeaxanthin are a group of carotenoids that are responsible for giving plants their yellow and red-orange pigment. In humans, the two substances play important roles in vision, eye pigmentation, and may even help prevent atherosclerosis and cancer, according to some studies.

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Perfect sight without glasses: The Bates method – natural eyesight improving therapy, rejected by mainstream optometry

Posted August 23, 2013

In 1920, William Bates, a brilliant American physician with a strong interest in ophthalmology, proposed a theory that would send ripples across the medical establishment of the time – that eyeglasses are harmful and that vision problems can be corrected through a series of eye exercises and subtle lifestyle changes. Bates treated many patients based on these principles, and published his findings in a comprehensive book called Perfect Sight Without Glasses (or The Cure of Imperfect Sight by Treatment Without Glasses).

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Omega-3 rich oils improve membrane fluidity in retina cells and can help fight age-related eye diseases

Posted August 19, 2013

Scientists working at the Research Center on Aging at the Health and Social Services Centre – University Institute of Geriatrics of Sherbrooke (CSSS-IUGS) have been studying strategies for protecting retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells. Dysfunction of the RPE is found in retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of blindness of elderly people in developed countries.

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Omega 3 Fatty Acids Help Fight Age-related Eye Diseases

Posted August 16, 2013

Fish oil helps improve membrane fluidity in retina cells and fights age-related macular degeneration, say researchers. The study suggests that incubating retinal cells with vegetable oils induces biochemical and biophysical changes in the cell membrane, which may have a beneficial effect in preventing or slowing the development of retinopathy.

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Eye Health: 4 Natural Ways To Maintain Good Vision

Posted July 23, 2013

Whether you are near-sighted or far-sighted, or have 20/20 vision, you are at risk for glaucoma. The eye disease is second leading cause of blindness, reports the World Health Organization (WHO), and affects over three million Americans from newborn infants to senior citizens.

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