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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 development. We had the opportunity to interview Dr. Piraee recently about age-related vision loss [...]

Vision Quest: Aging with Good Eyesight 2018-03-08T10:12:01+00:00

Nutrient combo prevents vision loss

Free radical or oxidative damage is strongly linked to aged-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in Canada. Therefore, researchers believe that antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, bilberry, lutein and selenium may play a key role in prevention and treatment. Another potent antioxidant, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), was the subject of two [...]

Nutrient combo prevents vision loss 2018-02-15T15:53:01+00:00

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 compared the effects of these antioxidants to vitamin E and found that lutein [...]

Eat your greens for vision protection 2015-09-09T13:49:31+00:00

Vision Aid: Fatty acid shown to help eye disease

A healthy fat found in fish oil (docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA), may slow the rate of vision loss in people with an eye disease known as retinitis pigmentosa (RP). RP is a group of diseases that affect the retina, leading to night blindness, tunnel vision, and possible total blindness. DHA is necessary for proper vision [...]

Vision Aid: Fatty acid shown to help eye disease 2018-02-15T15:53:09+00:00

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 improve symptoms of both ARMD and cataracts. Researchers at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Medical [...]

Lutein shines in aging vision trials 2015-09-09T13:50:29+00:00

An Eye for Antioxidants: Leafy greens supply vision-protecting nutrients

A new study from Ohio State University provides the first laboratory evidence that certain antioxidants found in dark leafy green vegetables can indeed help prevent cataracts. Results from experiments on human lens cells showed that lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants found in plants such as kale, spinach and collard greens, helped to protect the cells from [...]

An Eye for Antioxidants: Leafy greens supply vision-protecting nutrients 2018-02-15T15:53:25+00:00

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 the macula, a small area of the retina. Studies show that lutein [...]

Help for Cataracts: Lutein supplements prove beneficial yet again 2018-02-15T15:53:27+00:00

Help for Glaucoma: Ginkgo extract found helpful in study

Ginkgo biloba extract can partially restore visual field losses in people with normal tension glaucoma, according to a new study. In glaucoma, deterioration of the optic nerve results in a diminished field of vision that can eventually lead to blindness. High pressure inside of the eye, which prevents normal function of the optic nerve, is [...]

Help for Glaucoma: Ginkgo extract found helpful in study 2015-09-09T13:51:15+00:00

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 truth to the belief that "eating carrots is good for the eyes," the Harvard publication said, but noted [...]

Carrots good – vitamins better! 2018-02-15T15:53:32+00:00

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 Medicine found that patients with AMD had significant benefits from supplementing with 4 mg [...]

Safeguard against vision loss with lutein 2015-09-09T13:52:18+00:00

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