Eyes & Eyesight

Our eyesight plays a vital role in our day-to-day lives. The world is visible to us because of our eyesight. Imagine a world without being able to see your loved ones, or the pleasure of watching your favourite programme on television… reading a book or a newspaper… walking to the supermarket… driving a car… Suffice it to say, our eyesight is a precious gift.

Sadly many people only realise how important it is the day things begin to go wrong. Cataracts, age-related macular degeneration and retinopathy are just three of the many diseases that can affect your eyesight.

While many diseases affecting your eyes are age-related, unfortunately there are some widely prescribed drugs that can also have a damaging effect on your eyesight, like cholesterol-lowering statin drugs – which have been linked to an increased risk of developing macular degeneration. Or aspirin – taken regularly by millions of people on a daily basis. Studies have suggested that those who took a daily low-dose aspirin were TWO TIMES more likely to develop wet age-related macular degeneration.

“Wet” is the advanced form of AMD. And it sharply increases blindness risk.

Apart from avoiding these drugs – especially when you are at risk of vision loss or blindness – there are natural and safe alternatives – like zinc, lutein and eating broccoli (or supplementing with sulforaphane found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage) – that will help combat common disease diseases associated with eyesight and that will help keep your eyes healthy well into your old age.

The Daily Health will help you discover how you can protect your vision – not just as you age, but we’ll also tell you what are the medications and mainstream treatments (like aspirin therapy and statin drugs) that may actually be the cause of your eyesight fading no matter how old you are.

Latest Articles in Eyes & Eyesight

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Antioxidants may help protect your eyesight

It is estimated that more than 500,000 people in the UK suffer with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and 40 per cent of sufferers are over the age of 75. To give your eyes...

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Daily Aspirin Linked To “Wet” AMD

 Ten years ago, doctors were punting a daily dose of aspirin against almost every imaginable ailment and made wild promises like its ability to reduce risk of age-related macular...

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Avoid Invasive AMD Treatments With This Supplement Cocktail

We've all heard it and most of us have said it. "I'd rather get a stick in the eye than..." Well, it turns out the two leading treatments for age-related macular degeneration (AM...

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Dry eyes: Eat tuna to protect your eyes

Tears get a bad rap. But you'd truly have something to cry about if a malfunction in the glands around your eyes prevented you from making tears, leaving you to suffer with dry eye...

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How To Avoid Invasive AMD Treatments

Did you know that once you are 50, you've also reached an important medical milestone? That's because, anyone who's 50 and over is considered to be at high risk for developing ag...

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Natural remedies to prevent and treat cataracts

According to recent estimates, as many as 80 per cent of people aged 75 and over in the UK have some form of cataracts. Although age is a major contributing factor, the condition c...

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Brite Eyes eye drops reduce cataract risk

Imagine what it would be like to spend your life looking through a waterfall. Your vision would be distorted and incoming light would have great difficulty reaching your eye. This...

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Omega 3 protects against age-related macular degeneration

According to a recent study conducted in Australia, eating three or more portions of oily fish per week could reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by a massive...

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How smoking increase your chances of vision loss

For years scientists have been researching the effects of smoking, and as you would expect, the results aren't at all encouraging. One study conducted by US researchers at the Mas...

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Zinc protects eyesight and improves fitness

The mineral is zinc is one of the key tools in DNA reproduction and repair. The first signs of zinc deficiency are impairment of taste, a poor immune response and skin problems. O...

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