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Will bilberries help my night vision?

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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology

In brief: Maybe

There were some studies many years back that demonstrated improved night vision if taking bilberry.
1 randomized study and 7 non- randomized studies demonstrated positive effect from bilberry. The 4 most recent randomized controlled studies demonstrate no affect of bilberry on night vision. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14711439 and http://www.Thorne.Com/altmedrev/.Fulltext/5/2/164.Pdf.

In brief: Maybe

There were some studies many years back that demonstrated improved night vision if taking bilberry.
1 randomized study and 7 non- randomized studies demonstrated positive effect from bilberry. The 4 most recent randomized controlled studies demonstrate no affect of bilberry on night vision. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14711439 and http://www.Thorne.Com/altmedrev/.Fulltext/5/2/164.Pdf.
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Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Disagree, Studies showed competitive uptake with vit A. Bilberry has no real scientific merit ; has not met the criteria trial criteria
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology

In brief: Probably not

Need to investigate why you have decreased night.
Bilberry does very little for anyone with normal eyes and a normal diet.

In brief: Probably not

Need to investigate why you have decreased night.
Bilberry does very little for anyone with normal eyes and a normal diet.
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