cataracts

Eat your greens for vision protection

A new study from Ohio State University showed that lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants found in plants such as kale, spinach and collard greens, helped to protect the cells from exposure to ultraviolet light — a leading cause of cataract formation. The researchers...

Lutein shines in aging vision trials

Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in aging Western societies. Cataracts occur when protein in the eye lens becomes damaged, clouding vision. Two recent studies indicate that lutein, a type of carotenoid, can actually help...

Help for Cataracts: Lutein supplements prove beneficial yet again

Lutein is a naturally occurring plant pigment found in a number of plant foods, including corn, spinach, kale, romaine lettuce, peas, leeks and collard greens. When we ingest lutein, whether through foods or supplements, it concentrates in a section of the eye called...

Carrots good – vitamins better!

Study finds antioxidant vitamins prevent age-related vision problems: Antioxidant vitamins such as vitamin E may protect the eyes against cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, according to a new special health report from Harvard Medical School. There's some...

Lutein: For eyes only?

Over the past few years, studies have suggested that greater consumption of lutein, a “cousin” to beta-carotene that’s found in dark green, leafy vegetables, may protect against a leading cause of vision loss in the elderly. Research now suggests that lutein may offer...

Prevent cataracts one day at a time

Cataracts are a result of degenerative changes in the lens of the eye, often brought on by aging, diabetes or eye injuries. Though painless, cataracts cause a distinct thickening or “cloudiness” of the pupil making it unable to focus or admit light properly. Left...

Peak Vision: Top picks for eye health

We’d all hope to see the faces of our grandchildren—or even great grandchildren—clearly, and not through a haze of blurred vision. But will we? Cataracts, a “clouding” of the eye lenses, afflict half of all people over 50 and three-quarters of those over 75. Macular...