Low Vision Tips

Ways to help prevent Glaucoma

Posted on: Apr 02, 2015

Currently, over 4 million Americans are suffering from Glaucoma. This low vision disease, a leading cause of blindness which typically affects older people, is referred to as “the sneak thief of sight”; it’s early stages often go undetected. Early detection is paramount, as doctors and specialists can possibly restore lost vision, or maximize their remaining […]

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Nutrition And Your Vision

Posted on: Mar 30, 2015

As our aging population increases, more adults and seniors are losing their vision to common diseases like macular degeneration or glaucoma. In the search for a cure, it’s become obvious that a nutritious diet can go a long way in preventing low vision. U.S. Dietary Guidelines are expected to change in an effort to promote […]

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Stimulate Your Own Stem Cells

Posted on: Feb 18, 2015

There has been lots of activity in the research world using embryonic and adult stem cells to treat not only macular degeneration, but other eye diseases as well, such as Stargardts macular dystrophy, optic nerve disease and glaucoma.   These early Phase I clinical trials enroll very small numbers of patients, leaving the rest of the […]

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iolAMD – A Macular Degeneration Treatment Breakthrough

Posted on: Jan 22, 2015

The iolAMD is a breakthrough in the treatment of macular degeneration.  Patients are reporting that once the new lenses are implanted they are able to see faces, enjoy colors, drive and read again.  These telescopic lenses work differently than other macular degeneration implants in several ways.  It is available to a wider range of patients […]

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Vitamin D Benefits to Our Vision

Posted on: Jan 19, 2015

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that benefits our bones, our mental health, our immune system, our heart health and yes, even our eyes. Vitamin D deficiency is more common in patients with wet macular degeneration than in those with dry age related AMD according to the September 2014 issue of the medical journal Retina. […]

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What Does Digestion Have to Do with Your Eyes Part II

Posted on: Dec 02, 2014

As someone who eats very healthy, including lots of fresh salads and vegetables, I discovered that all this good food could be better utilized with a healthy digestive system. Dr. Steven Lamm, MD, internist and faculty member at New York University School of Medicine, writes, “When the digestive system is working properly it serves as […]

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What Does Digestion Have To Do With Your Eyes? Part 1

Posted on: Dec 01, 2014

You may be wondering why I would write an article about digestion, when my readers here are concerned about their eyes and their vision? If there has been one direction in the healthcare field that has been detrimental to our health, it is the treatment of the body in isolation or treating a body part […]

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The Role of Inflammation in Eye Diseases

Posted on: Nov 13, 2014

“Inflammation is the underlying factor of virtually all diseases encountered in the twenty-first century “ states ophthalmologist and author of the SuperHealth books Stephen Pratt. There are two kinds of inflammation – acute inflammation and chronic inflammation. Acute inflammation is when we experience something like a sprained ankle. It becomes painful, swollen and red. The […]

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Do Our Genes Define Our Destiny

Posted on: Nov 04, 2014

Are you concerned that you may inherit an eye disease from one of your parents or that you have handed down your eye condition to your children? Thanks to the field of nutrigenomics, our inherited genes are just part of the story. In 2003 the Human Genome Project was completed that provided a detailed map […]

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Early Detection Means Early Treatment

Posted on: Oct 22, 2014

Have you been instructed to check your vision daily at home with an Amsler Grid? Ever wonder why that is so important? Those with dry macular degeneration are at a higher risk of developing the more advanced type of AMD, wet macular degeneration, the kind that causes the most severe vision loss. Why Check My […]

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