Mouse Study: Antioxidants In Coffee May Prevent Age-Related Eye Diseases.

The Montgomery (AL) Advertiser (5/6) reports that according to a mouse study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, “the powerful antioxidants found in coffee can play a role in preventing age-related eye diseases and the degeneration of … Continue reading

Stem cells and the future of eye treatment

For patients with retinal and optic nerve conditions, new hope—and new sight—may come from stem cell therapy. A trio of top researchers offered an overview of promising stem cell research during the “Today’s Practice, Tomorrow’s Research” session Oct. 23 at … Continue reading

Nutrients Promote Eye Health in Aging, Says Panel

Several nutrients, including zinc, vitamins C and E, lutein, zeaxanthin, and long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, help promote eye health in aging individuals, according to a statement from a roundtable of experts convened by the Ocular Nutrition Society (ONS) The roundtable … Continue reading

5 Foods For Better Vision

Vision problems like cataracts and age-related macular degeneration affect millions of older adults. But these eye diseases can be slowed down or avoided by getting vitamins A, C and E, zinc, lutein, zeaxanthin, betacarotene and omega-3 fatty acids into your … Continue reading

Special Vitamins for Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration

The National Eye Institute’s (NEI) Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) found that taking a specific high dose formula of antioxidants and zinc (500 milligrams of vitamin C, 400 International Units of vitamin E, 15 milligrams of beta-carotene, 80 milligrams of … Continue reading

Will cataract surgery worsen macular degeneration? –

Q. I’ve been diagnosed with macular degeneration and cataracts in both eyes. Could cataract surgery worsen my macular degeneration? A. Retina specialists like myself used to be concerned that cataract surgery might worsen macular degeneration. Results from some small studies … Continue reading

2012 Checklist for Better Vision and Eye Health

Print this checklist and tape it to the fridge — you’ll be on your way to having your best year ever for good vision and eye health. For more information, see the Related Articles box at right, or use our … Continue reading

Vitamin D Supplements Combat Age-Related Diseases In Mice.

The UK’s Telegraph (1/17, Adams) reports that researchers in the UK have “found that supplements were potentially a ‘simple and effective’ way to combat age-related eye diseases, such as macular degeneration. Effects in mice were seen in as little as … Continue reading

Study Links Daily Aspirin Use to Increased Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

A large European study, published in the January issue of the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, links daily aspirin use to increased risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) The study found that people aged 65 and older who … Continue reading