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Eyeberry Eye Supplement
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
O3: There are many supplements which have been touted to help increase tear production, glandular function and reduce dry eye symptoms overall. A recent study published in the journal ophthalmology demonstrated omega-3 (fish oil) supplementation has been shown to consistently help with symptoms. Other supplements may work as well, but definitive studies are pending. ...Read more
No: For age related macular degeneration, a specific vitamin/mineral/ antioxidant formula has been developed to slow the progression of this specific disease. Nothing to date has ever shown reversal of the aging changes of the eye. This also applies to other age changes such as cataract, elastosis, degenerative eyelid changes, etc. Best advice: eat plenty of vegetables/fruits, don't smoke, UV PROTECT ...Read more
Not likely: These two components have been suggested as an adjunct to help prevent the progression of older folks macular degeneration. Deficiency of these in young persons has never been identified and the studies for macular degeneration are rather weak. It is unlikely at your age that these will be of benefit. ...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
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
Theratears™ nutrition supplement is good for helping dry eye symptoms. That contain:
omega-3 fatty acids (from fish oil):
epa 450mg +
dha 300mg +
flaxseed oil (organic) 1000 mg +
vitamine e (as d-alpha tocopherol) 183 iu 611%
mixed tocopherol concentrate 20 mg + (including gamma tocopherol). ...Read more
AREDS: Areds pills (made by icaps ; preservision) are a specific cocktail of vitamins proven to slow down or stop certain retinal disease deterioration. It will not reverse poor vision though and can not be used by patients who are currently smokers. ...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
My baby is 2 month 10 days old. Her leftside eye become sticky & watery & she's not gaining wait still, is this necessary to give her food supplement?
Focus on Omega 3: Omega 3 supplements will likely suit you best. Check on the components (epa and dha to compare options). Although both of these types of essential fatty acids are needed, your "normal" diet is more likely to be supplying you with your sources of omega 6. The omega 3 can be added by diet (certain fish like salmon), by precursors (certain nuts and seeds like walnuts) or by supplements. Good luck! ...Read more
My baby is 2 month 10days old. Her left eye become watery & sticky even she's not gaining her weight. Is this necessary to give food supplement?
See MD: It seems there are 2 issues: the eye and the weight. Eye tearing/discharge in an infant can be normal when one of the valves draining the tears into the nose hasn't fully opened (valve of hasner). Most of these tear valves open by age 2-3 years, so that immediate intervention isn't necessary, as long as the eye isn't red. Your baby's low weight should be addressed by a pediatrician. ...Read more
Are there vitamin supplements (to help vision) recommended for people with normal eyes, at certain ages; or are the advertised supplements unproven?
Supplements: Certain vitamin supplements have been proven to help with certain conditions of the eyes. There are several published studies that show this. Certain conditions respond to certain vitamin and supplement treatments. There is a large body of evidence in many areas to show help. ...Read more
Sudden eye bluring while working and idle. Along with sweat and lethargic feel. I hopefully take proper diet foods and supplements. What will b reasn?
Many Potential: Reasons including low blood sugar from not eating recently, dehydration from poor fluid intake, lack of proper sleep, oncoming viral illness, etc. It also could be from a rapid position change or a number of other reasons. If this becomes more persistent or worsens then you ought to seek medical evaluation. ...Read more
Any methods, precautions supplements to make myopic eye power contant???, power increasing rapidly
No sure way, but...: If a person's nearsightedness correction power is "increasing rapidly", she should be reevaluated by an MD ophthalmologist to see if anything unusual is going on. Usually, a child's, teen's or young adult's nearsightedness slowly increases each year until her eyes stabilize. There is no proven way to naturally stop the progression of one's nearsightedness. ...Read more
Is 80 mg zinc (in supplements and diet) and 1 mg copper safe to take for six weeks? The eye formula has 80 mg zinc and 2 mg copper.
Zinc side effects: Zinc is likely safe for most adults when applied to the skin, or when taken by mouth in amounts not larger than 40 mg per day. Routine zinc supplementation is not recommended without the advice of a healthcare professional. In some people, zinc might cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, metallic taste, kidney and stomach damage, and other side effects. Using zinc on broken skin may cause burning, sti. ...Read more
Got eyes tested used fluroscene dye then she washed it out tear supplement now snot and phlegm are fluro yellow, normal? Is it common to wash dye out?
Yes: The drops can go into the nasal canal through the eyes ...Read more
Krill oil for dry ey: Krill oil contains omega 3 fatty acids (as well as strong antioxidants). It should help dry eye syndrome, not hurt it. ...Read more
Will your eyes get worse if you take a lutein and zeaxanthin eye supplement? I have normal vision but trying to improve it. Are there any side effects
Can supraorbital Neuralgia be triggered by food or supplements I also get tiny tingly sensations around the eyes, cheeks, and sometimes lips sometimes?
No: I don't blame you for looking for answers, but you may have to reconcile yourself to the reality that modern medicine cannot (yet) provide an answer that satisfies you. We know what causes a myriad of diseases that were mysteries just a few years ago, but with many more we're not there yet. Your energy woild be better spent focusing on care (symptomatic relief) rather than cure. ...Read more
Are there any vitamins or supplements/herbs that can cause dry eye syndrome? Please list them if there are.
Perhaps some help: The National Eye Institute, in "Facts About Dry Eye" identifies prescription medications such as antihistamines, decongestants, anti-depressants as frequent causes of dry eye, but makes only the broad statement "both excessive and insufficient dosages of vitamins can contribute to dry eye." Anti-oxidant/fish oil sources are promoted as helpful, as is vitamin E, evening primrose oil, flax seed ...Read more
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