5 Tips for Eye Health and Maintaining Good Eyesight

Good healthy eyesight is what we all need and want. It’s so important that you continue to have good eyesight because as you get older, you will still want to see wonderful new things.

Follow some of these tips to having healthier eyes.

1. The first tip is to make sure you get nutrients with the foods that you eat. Taking vitamins C and E and some nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, zinc or lutein can help you ward off cataracts as you get older. Try to eat greens, spinach, tuna, salmon, eggs and nuts, oranges and beans; these foods will help you to have... read more

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3 Ways to Reduce Your Chances of Experiencing Blurry Vision

Blurry vision is a nuisance, but can also seriously impair nearly every aspect of daily life — from causing headaches and eyestrain to making it difficult and dangerous to drive.  If you are experiencing unexplained blurry vision, first and foremost, visit your doctor.  Blurred vision can stem from numerous medical problems that should be diagnosed and treated before any home remedies are attempted.

Commonly, blurred vision is caused by refractive errors, conditions wherein the retina is prevented from receiving the appropriate amount of light in order to generate nerve impulses.  ... read more

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Our Top 5 Eye Disorders to Look Out For

Having healthy eyes is something that is often overlooked by those of us who have good enough vision to not think twice about it. For some people however, eye health is as much a concern as heart health or any other vital part of the body. Though we may overlook eye issues, it is important to be aware of eye disorders that can affect your window to the world, your eyes.

This list outlines our top 5 eye disorders to watch out for today.  As with any part of the body, if you are experiencing great discomfort or just have a general feeling of something being wrong, always make an appointm... read more

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Discovery of a new protein has been linked to vision loss

Glaucoma affects more than 60 million people throughout the world, and what with increasing longevity and ageing populations this number is set to increase.    However a new study documented in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has identified a build up of protein called gamma synuclein in a new biological pathway at a specific site in the optic nerve of mice.    Research shows patients with Parkinson’s disease appear to have a similar protein present, which is thought to be a result of neuronal breakdown.     These findings are a major step forward in the quest to discover a treatment that will cure glaucoma and remove the threat of blindness that hangs over so many millions of people. 

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Glaucoma – Don’t turn a blind eye to the disease!

Glaucoma is categorised as a disorder that affects the function of the eye. The characteristics of Glaucoma produce specific signs and symptoms, and ultimately share a single common feature, progressive optic neuropathy (Damage to the optic nerve).  All manifestations of Glaucoma can result in progressive loss of vision if untreated, or undetected, eventually this can be potentially blinding.

Incorporating the Glaucoma’s as a group of diseases, they are now the leading source of visual morbidity, affecting more than 60 million people throughout the world.  What’s more, around 8.4 ... read more

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Glaucoma Awareness Week 7th – 13th June 2010

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness, believed to affect more than 70 million people worldwide. A study by the National research strategy for ophthalmology discovered that 500,000 people in England and Wales alone suffer from some type of Glaucoma, that’s about two out of 100 people over the age of 40, and astonishingly half of these people are gradually losing their sight and completely unaware of their condition. Future Sight Loss UK who analyze the incidence, distribution and possible control of diseases and other factors relating to health found that the dete... read more

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