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Antioxidant Eye Health Medication
Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against oxidation, especially oxidation by molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamins a, c, e, as well as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and selenium, are common antioxidants. Foods high in antioxidants include fruits, ...Read more
To some degree: Most supplements have little benefit for the eye's health. A large study called areds found that patients at high risk for developing macular degeneration showed decreased risk with use of a combination of vitamins a, e, c, zinc and copper. No other scientific study has shown a true benefit (or necessity) of supplements to ward off disease in otherwise healthy eyes. ...Read more
Easiest and most simple ways to protect your eye health are:
1). Protect your eyes from potential injury with safety glasses when working with tools, or for paintball, racquet sports etc.
2). Wear sunglasses when in bright light for extended periods.
3). Eat a healthy diet with lots of vegetables, spinach, etc.
4). Have regular eye exams by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
It is possible: It depends on how severe the sinusitis is. In some patients untreated sinusitis will lead to eye complications: double vision, severe eye infections, and even blindness. These orbital complications of sinusitis will require both medical and surgical intervention. One should see an ENT doctor as the initial step and depending on the exam, the ENT may need to consult with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Many: There are many vitamin supplements for eye health. Most contain a wide variety of vitamins, including anti-oxidant vitamins like lutein. There is no dependable information that one brand is significantly better than another. Commonly used vitamins include centrum silver, ocuvite, and numerous others. These are probably most useful if you have early macular degeneration, or if it runs in the family. ...Read more
First, get a thorough eye exam to ensure there is no pathology or refractive error (i.e. Need glasses). Studies have shown that automatic blinking rates decrease with computer use.
Some tips include: periodic rest, an ergonomic sitting and looking setup, extra blinking and or artificial tears as necessary. ...Read more
Get checked out: Although reversible loss of night vision may be associated with vitamin a deficiency, this is not likely in developed countries with normal diet. How long have you had poor night vision? Do you have congenital hearing loss? Loss of night vision may more likely be secondary to a variety of retinal dystrophies, including, most notably, retinitis pigmentosa (rp). When associated with congenital hearing loss, rp is part of usher’s syndrome. Symptoms are progressive nyctalopia (night vision loss) and constriction of visual fields (ie: inability to see immediate surroundings like stair rails or peripheral traffic when gazing forward). Other conditions may cause similar symptoms but are less common. Diagnosis is made by ophthalmologic examination including ophthalmoscopy, erg and visual field testing. Cataracts may occur and further impair vision. Unfortunately, there is presently no recommended therapy to arrest or cure these conditions but research is being conducted into the effects of neuroprotective agents as well as surgical remedies with stem cell and retinal pigment epithelial replacement. Please have your eyes dilated and examined. ...Read more
Yes and No: Under the age of 10 when the visual system is still developing it is essential to wear the correct prescription. Over that age, wearing the wrong prescription will not damage your eyes, you just won't see as well. ...Read more
It depends: Sometimes people's vision is so affected by overhanging lids (yes its a medical condition) or by being born with poor vision that these procedures are real boons to quality of life, which is important. Anyone doing it for vanity is, well, doing it for vanity, which is it's own story. ...Read more
Had my eyes checked and my vision and eye health is fine but I get a black spot in my vision that comes and goes it doesn't float and can be fuzzy?
Second opinion: Please consult an ophthalmologist for a second opinion: your symptoms suggest a retinal issue. ...Read more
Are there any supplements or foods that are good for eye health? I want my eyes to be as healthy as possible. Regret looking directly at sun today.
Eye vitamins: Yes there are. Visit your local pharmacy for your options ...Read more
Considering a screened PDA - a typical cell phone versus a larger 4" or even tablet size. Screen. How important is it to make switch for eye health?
No matter: Neither will harm your eyes, although one may be more comfortable than the other. ...Read more
Hmmm: Best for eyes: wear good sunglasses in sun, goggles when doing anything that makes chips, dust or sparks; avoid over-drying (drink water, eat plenty of healthy oil) & remember to blink. Staring at screens reduces blinking in a way that books do not. If you eat a good diet, you don't need more than rda dose of vitamin a, d&e unless your eye doc says so. See eye doc yearly for pressure check after 40. ...Read more
VITAMIN A, BETA CROTE:
Beta carotene a precursor of vitamin a is an antioxidant slows down the development of macular generation, night blindness, dry eye sundrome, but smokers and former smokers should avoid it.
Vit a is very important for eye health, as deficiency can cause xeropthalmia causes blindness in children, dry eye, cataracts
vit c slows macular degenerati
vite for macular deneration
zinc for night blindness&mac d. ...Read more
Vitamin a is necessary for adequate night vision. B vitamins, vit. C & antioxidants protect against cataracts. Vit c, d, beta carotene, vit e & zinc slow progression of macular degeneration. Flavonoids like lutein, zeaxanthin & anthocyans are also beneficial. Even mainstream ophthamologists often recommend supplements for eye health.
See http://www. Allaboutvision. Com/over60/nutrition.Htm. ...Read more
Diet is important: There has been much research done that shows your diet is directly related to your eye health. High fat diets have been linked to age-related macular degeneration (amd). Smoking is also a risk factor for amd. Certain nutrients have been shown to be helpful in patients with amd. You should consult with a retina specialist to determine if you should be taking certain eye vitamins. ...Read more
Eye health: Some studies are more conclusive than others with respect to eye health. Personally I protect my eyes from excess uv light with sunglasses outside, take an omega 3 oil capsule regularly, eat a balanced diet with more fish, vegetables and whole grains, (exercise ; weight control to decrease risk of diabetes) ; consider a multi-vitamin if I am more worried about macular degeneration in my future. ...Read more
Worrying: Stress and worrying can focus on any area, including eye health. Eyesight is certainly important, but the more worrying, the more stress and vice versa. You might get the best help by getting good eye care and working with your doctors on your overall worrying. This could be from an anxiety disorder needing treatment. A full evaluation is the first step to discovering what's going on. ...Read more