Do Omega-3 Supplements Help Your Eyes?

The omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic) is found in high concentrations in the retina. Research has shown that it plays an important role in the integrity of retinal blood vessels and nerves to maintain ocular health. Omega-3 is also a  potent anti-inflammatory. Omega-3 is one of many fatty acids which

How do the AREDS and AREDS2 Differ?

The two studies differed by the amount of zinc in each formula and the substitution of lutein and zeaxanthin for beta-carotene in the AREDS2. The outcome of the 2 studies were statistically the same:  25% decrease in risk of progression of intermediate ARMD to the more severe advanced ARMD.  Those

5 Novel Natural Dietary Supplements for Treatment and Control of Glaucoma

Researchers have studied  Mirtogenol®, Ginkgo biloba, marijuana, baicalein, and forskolin for their anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, or eye pressure lowering  effects, as natural glaucoma treatment alternatives to pharmaceutical drugs. Glaucoma is a general term, used to describe numerous subgroups of the eye disease that result in optic nerve damage.  The simple

Astaxanthin and Vision Benefits

Astaxanthin is a powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory, that has the capability for the prevention and treatment of eye disease. What are the health benefits of taking astaxanthin? Astaxanthin is a nutrient of the carotenoid group. Similar to the other carotenoids, astaxanthin has anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune stimulating effects. Studies indicate

How Caffeine Affects Eye Disease and Causes Visual Disturbances

What makes caffeine and coffee of interest to researchers is caffeine’s capability to block adenosine receptors and coffee’s antioxidant activity.  What researchers think that means is; caffeine blocks the adenosine receptors in the brain and retinal tissue to prevent inflammation.  Inflammation is a destructive form of disease.  This adenosine blocking

How Sleep Apnea Affects Eyesight

Obstructive sleep apnea has been associated with floppy lid syndrome, glaucoma, non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, retinal vascular occlusion, central serous retinopathy, papilledema, and exacerbation of diabetic retinopathy. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep induced breathing disorder. The danger of sleep  apnea is the cessation of breathing.  (The decrease