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Nutraceutical blend may ease dry eye symptoms: Study

Posted January 21, 2014

A combination of omega-3s and antioxidants may significantly reduce dry eye symptoms, including ‘scratchy’ eyes, eye redness, and blurry vision, according to a new study.

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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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Researchers Find One Vitamin Protects Against Leading Cause of Blindness

Posted September 19, 2013

By now, the importance of vitamin D in preventing disease and protecting overall health has been scientifically proven — but could vitamin D deficiency have more health consequences than we think? Beyond its most well-known role in building strong, healthy bones, vitamin D has been shown to help protect against many health conditions, including various forms of cancer, cardiovascular disease, respiratory infections, diabetes and multiple sclerosis.

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The Magic Duo That Just Might Save Your Vision

Posted September 17, 2013

About 17 years ago, researchers from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, made what was, at the time, a pretty profound discovery about a class of nutrient. They found that people who ate a diet high in certain carotenoids (a family of antioxidants) had a 43 percent lower risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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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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Guess Which Berry Offers Superior Eyesight Protection (Hint: It’s Not Blueberry)

Posted June 24, 2013

During World War II, British Royal Air Force pilots swore by the bilberry, a cousin of the blueberry, to keep their eyes sharp. They would eat a good dose of bilberry jam just prior to a nighttime bombing mission. They thought it improved their vision, often dramatically, and improved their accuracy on bombing missions.

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Forget Carrots; Eat This Food for Reducing the Risk of Eye Disease

Posted June 11, 2013

Carrots have long been known to be good for the eyes because they are rich in beta-carotene. Research has found, however, that two of the B vitamins can help reduce the risk of age-related eye disease. Here is one food you should add to your menu to protect your eyes from future vision loss.

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Citicoline May Slow Glaucoma Progression

Posted May 20, 2013

The supplement citicoline may significantly slow the progression of glaucoma, according to new research published in Ophthalmologica. Researchers at the Sao Paolo Hospital Eye Clinic at the University of Milan studied 41 patients with progressing glaucoma over a two-year period. The patients received 500 mg of citicoline in an oral solution, and by the end of the study, participants experienced a dramatic drop in the glaucoma’s rate of progression.

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Study Links Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Omega-3 with Eye Health

Posted May 4, 2013

DSM and Kemin have welcomed the results of the latest trial to indicate that the nutritional intake of lutein, zeaxanthin and omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs) may be beneficial for patients affected by age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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Omega-3s May Protect Against the Leading Cause of Blindness

Posted May 4, 2013

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the biggest and most serious complications associated with diabetes, and it’s the leading cause of blindness among those aged 30 to 60. By some estimates, more than 80 percent of patients with type 2 diabetes will develop some form of diabetic retinopathy within 20 years of diagnosis.

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