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Do You Think Those Occuvite Vitamins For The Eye Really Work
Yes, to a degree: The age related eye disease study (areds) showed that individuals at risk for macuar degeneration had a significant decrease or delay in developing the disease when they took these vitamins vs. Those who did not. It does not prevent the disease completely, but it is the single best option that we have available at this point. If you smoke, avoid the vitamin a formula vitamins. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Yes: 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
A, D, Zinc, B-12: Eating non processed foods and eating good vegetables at each meal and using high quality protein like beans and egg if possible will provide the proteins and anti-oxidants. In the summer one can get vitamin d3 from the sun. Taurine is an Amino Acid in dairy and beef that is helpful. Google robert ritch natural compounds for eye nutrients that are good for everything. ...Read more
My eyes are often sensitive to light, feel dry and they hurt. Is there a vitamin deficiency causing this? What can I take to better my eye health?
Stepwise approach : Causes are multiple so cause is investigated. Sometimes it is a local problem such as allergies. Systemic problems such as rheumotoid arthritis treatment is stepwise. Local treatment such as drops is first. Prescription drops are next. Punctual plugs interfere with restasis. Here is our approach http://one.Aao.Org/asset.Axd?Id=900d3edd-65ce-4fc2-8a58-1cf8e17c20d5. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can taking vitamin E cause retinal hemorrhage after vitrectomy (1weekpostop)? The eye vitamin that I want to take has 400 iu and a DV 1667% 2 caps/day
Extremely low risk: Talk to your vitreo-retinal surgeon to be safe, as the surgeon will know if there was anything usually concerning regarding postoperative bleeding risk. If your diet is normal & healthy, you won't get deficient in vitamin E anyway. The highest safe level of intake from supplements for adults is 1,500 IU/day for natural forms of vitamin E and 1,100 IU/day for synthetic forms. ...Read more
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