macular degeneration

Vitamin D Protects Against Age-Related Vision Loss

Submitted by Bailey on Mon, 04/11/2011 - 6:45pm

This is very interesting. It seems like vitamin D is proving to be important in preventing a number of diseases.

For Women Under 75, Extra Vitamin D Could Ward Off Macular Degeneration 

April 11, 2011

Anti-VEGF Therapies May Lead to Sustained Intraocular Pressure Spikes

Submitted by dave on Mon, 11/01/2010 - 4:28pm

Presented at AAO, Chicago

The use of intravitreal injections of vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors (anti-VEGF) to treat diseases such as age-related "wet" macular degeneration (AMD), may also put some patients at risk of elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) and therefore at risk of vision loss due to glaucoma. According to data presented here October 17 at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), potentially dangerous increases in IOP have been seen in some patients who have had multiple injections of drugs such as bevacizumab and ranibizumab.

Saffron: Golden Secret of Clearer Sight

Submitted by dave on Wed, 05/20/2009 - 7:56pm

The Ayurvedic herb saffron may hold one of the keys to preventing the loss of sight in old age – and may even help to improve vision in people suffering certain blinding eye diseases.

Research by Professor Silvia Bisti of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Vision Science (The Vision Centre) and University of L’Aquila, Italy, has established that saffron has remarkable effects on the genes which regulate the performance of the eye’s key vision cells.

Krill Oil Benefits for Vision - Better Than Fish Oil?

Submitted by dave on Mon, 04/23/2007 - 1:38pm

Could krill oil be better than fish oil and become one of the superfoods you take regularly? Revisit the conversation about foods that are good for your vision and overall health by reading through this blog post by Dave.

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.

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