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Vitamin A Eye Drops
I have myopic macular degeneration. Is there anything i can do to prevent the blood vessels from leaking? Vitamins, eye drops?
Vitamin A helps form and maintain healthy teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, mucous membranes, and skin. It is also known as retinol because it produces the pigments in the retina of the eye. Vitamin A promotes good vision, especially in low light. It may also be needed ...Read more
How to holistically heal dry eye syndrome are there any hears drops teas creams and vitamins that may heal?
Many: Vitamins are essential and important for metabolism and overall health. Vitamins a, e , c and zinc are associated with lower risk of macular degeneration. Taking b vitamins lowers your risk of certain types of heart disease and stroke. Be careful about taking hyper doses of vitamins a, e, d and k as these fat-soluble vitamins can accumulate in your system. Omega 3 fatty acids also improve tears. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Improve them how?: AREDS is a brand/type of multivitamin that's been shown to lower risk of macular degeneration progression. Whether it'll prevent development is still debated. While we need vitamin A for eye health, excess is bad for our health. Think Goldilocks: not too hot/cold. In general, eat right, exercise regularly & get enough sleep is best approach rather than taking supplements to cover lifestyle errors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: Most important is to eat a healthy balanced diet. Vitamin supplements have been shown to be helpful in certain patients with macula degeneration and some other retinal degenerations such as retinitis pigmentosa. Fish oil supplements can help in the treatment of dry eyes and blepharitis. ...Read more
Doubt it: There are a number of nutraceutical preparations of vitamin E out there for use in the eye, but i would not use them. I seriously doubt they have been adequately tested for long term effects. You would likely be better off taking vitamin E pills (by mouth, not in your eye) to increase your overall antioxidant levels. ...Read more