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Lutein, does it play a role for eyes and vision?

Lutein, does it play a role for eyes and vision?

Yes: Lutein (which you can only get into your system through your diet) is a carotenoid, but unlike beta carotene, does not convert to vitamin a in the body. Zeaxanthin and lutein are the only carotenoids known to concentrate specifically in the eye. They are believed to help filter damaging light and prevent free radical damage to the delicate structures in the back of the eye. ...Read more

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Will taking lutein and beta-carotenes improve eye problems?

Will taking lutein and beta-carotenes improve eye problems?

Yes: Zeaxanthin and lutein are the only carotenoids known to concentrate specifically in the eye. They are believed to help filter damaging light and prevent free radical damage to the delicate structures in the back of the eye, and is useful in a number of eye problems. For example, you can take it to prevent or slow macular degeneration., may improve vision for cataract sufferers too. ...Read more

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Hi,If I take Lutein And Zexanthin Supplements Will my eyes Actually Benefit?

Hi,If I take Lutein And Zexanthin Supplements Will my eyes Actually Benefit?

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

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How can lutein help the the eyes are there any side effects?

How can lutein help the the eyes are there any side effects?

Lutein: Is an essential micronutrient (vitamin) for the retina. It is found in dark green leafy vegetables, like spinach, kale and mustard greens and in egg yolks. There is some evidence that lutein may be helpful in prevention of macular degeneration. So be like popeye and eat your spinach. ...Read more

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I am facing computer everyday during working. Will lutein help to protect my eyes?

I am facing computer everyday during working. Will lutein help to protect my eyes?

Not really : Although lutein has been shown to be helpful with patients who have certain eye conditions such as macular degeneration, there has been no conclusive benefit shown for healthy people who use lutein. Consult your eye doctor to way the benefits with the cost. ...Read more

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I am 27 years old and I have dry eyes. Would the foodsrich in lutein help me? If not, what's the permanent solution to get more lubricity in the eyes?

I am 27 years old and I have dry eyes. Would the foodsrich in lutein help me? If not, what's the permanent solution to get more lubricity in the eyes?

Probably not much: The best solution for dry eyes is artificial tears, bland ointment at bedtime, plugs in the tear ducts, Restasis eye drops, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and increased water intake. ...Read more

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Hi is it true that lutein increases pigmentation in the eye ?

Hi is it true that lutein increases pigmentation in the eye ?

Not really: Lutein is one of the components of the macular area and has been suggested as a possible ameliorative agent for older folks macular degeneration. It has a yellowish color and to the extent that the macular area, has this tint, then lutein might contribute. But supplementary lutein will not change this and it is the back of the eye so not observable in the mirror. ...Read more

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Is lutein supplement good for the eyes and myopia?

Is lutein supplement good for the eyes and myopia?

Sort of: Lutein is an essential vitamin for the retina. It has no known effect on myopia or nearsightedness. In the diet, lutein is found in high concentrations in dark, green leafy vegetables, like kale and mustand greens, and in egg yolks. ...Read more

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Does lutein for eye floaters work well?

Does lutein for eye floaters work well?

No: It has no effect on eye floaters. There is no medication or vitamin that will have an effect on them. ...Read more

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What role could lutein play in eye health?

What role could lutein play in eye health?

Retinal function : Leutin is one of the protective found in the central portion of your retina (fovea). It is one of the antioxidant ingredients in the vitamin/ antioxidant pills used for treatment of aging macular degeneration. ...Read more