A 53-year-old male asked:
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will bilberries help my night vision?

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Dr. Benjamin Rubin
38 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably not: Need to investigate why you have decreased night. Bilberry does very little for anyone with normal eyes and a normal diet.
Answered on Mar 12, 2013
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Maybe: There were some studies many years back that demonstrated improved night vision if taking bilberry. 1 randomized study and 7 non- randomized studies demonstrated positive effect from bilberry. The 4 most recent randomized controlled studies demonstrate no affect of bilberry on night vision. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14711439 and http://www.Thorne.Com/altmedrev/.Fulltext/5/2/164.Pdf.
Answered on Jul 24, 2015
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Dr. Benjamin Rubin
38 years experience Ophthalmology
Disagree, Studies showed competitive uptake with vit A. Bilberry has no real scientific merit ; has not met the criteria trial criteria
Mar 13, 2013

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