macular degeneration

Vision Quest: Aging with Good Eyesight

An interview with Dr Mahmood Piraee, PhD By Jason Sebeslav Dr. Mahmood Piraee is a pharmacist with a PhD in molecular and cellular biology from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. He has over 20 years of experience in natural products drug discovery and...

Keep taking vitamin E, say experts

If you’ve got a list of resolutions for the New Year, one of them should be to keep taking a daily vitamin E supplement. That’s the advice of a growing number of health experts in response to a recent highly publicized report suggesting vitamin E may be harmful in...

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...

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...

Safeguard against vision loss with lutein

Low levels of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin in the eye increase the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Lutein and zeaxanthin are pigments found specifically in the macula of the eye. Researchers at the University of Utah School of...

Look out for your eyes: lutein

When was the last time you “looked” at your diet with respect to how it may be helping or hurting your eyes? Most of us don’t think about vision health until it’s too late, and cataracts or age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are already setting in. However, foods...