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Are Eye Health Supplements Effective
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...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
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
Sunglasses, diet: 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
Periodic rest: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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