Vitamin E

Glaucoma patients low in vitamin E, high in homocysteine

Int Ophthalmol. 2014 Jul 31. [Epub ahead of print]

Endothelin-1 levels and biomarkers of oxidative stress in glaucoma patients.


More on oxidative stress in neurodegenerative diseases

Submitted by dave on Sun, 08/10/2008 - 10:34pm

Glaucoma is a neurodegenerative disease of the optic nerve. Neuroprotection should be of great interest to any glaucoma patient. The abstracts below deal with potential use of dietary antioxidants in the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative disorders.

Calabrese V, Cornelius C, Mancuso C, et al:

Cellular Stress Response: A Novel Target for Chemoprevention and Nutritional Neuroprotection in Aging, Neurodegenerative Disorders and Longevity.

Neurochem Res 2008

Nutrition and the Eyes

Submitted by dave on Wed, 03/07/2007 - 11:40am

 Mr. Bill Sardi, who has collected and studied a great deal of research on our eyes, spoke at a NOHA program on "Nutrition and the Eyes," October 15, 1997. He pointed out that our eyes are subject to radiation from light and that in the act of seeing they use a great deal of energy. As we know, in order to live we produce energy by using oxygen; this process produces many harmful free radicals, which then need to be quenched.

Is Vitamin E Safe?

Submitted by dave on Wed, 02/28/2007 - 7:56pm

In the recent Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA 2007;297:842-57), a meta-analysis on anti-oxidant supplements concluded that vitamin E may increase mortality. (The same conclusion was cited for other anti-oxidants such as vitamin A, as well.) This is part of a continuing debate. For anyone interested in this subject, I have listed some links below that provide useful background information.

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