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

organic food, nutrition, EpiCor

Protecting Your Eyes From Retinopathy

Retinopathy is an eye condition commonly linked to people suffering with diabetes... Here's a possible scenario: A poor diet is combined with a lack of exercise... which takes its...

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How To Ward Off Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Two years ago, I told you about an important breakthrough in treating one of the most pervasive vision problems that affect us as we grow older: age-related macular degeneration (A...

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Lutein Prevent Age Related Macula Degeneration

One of the most typical forms of vision loss is age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a disorder of the centre of the retina, called the macula. As the name of the disorder impli...

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Eyesight: How to protect your eyesight as you age

Your eyesight is one of the first things that will tell you you are beginning to age. When your eyes follow these words across the computer screen, are there threadlike elements i...

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Supplements To Help Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Many of the signs of ageing just make us feel old - greying hair, deepening 'laughter lines,' mild forgetfulness. But without question, one of the most debilitating - and daunting...

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How Different Fats Can Greatly Affect Your Vision

If you're over the age of 55 your high risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) - one of the most pervasive vision problems that affect us as we grow older - grea...

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Blepharitis: NAC – An All-round Star Player For Good Health

Recently, a friend of mine named Beth called. She awoke with the sensation that something was caught under her eyelid. Rinsing the eye didn't help much, and after a couple of hours...

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Cataracts: Simple Steps To Protect Your Vision

Today I have some good news about an easy step you can take to keep your eyesight healthy and protect yourself from developing cataracts. A new study shows that supplementing with...

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Cataracts: Carbohydrates could increase your risk

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates between 16 to 20 million people worldwide are currently blind as a result o...

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How To Fight Back Against Age-related Macular Degeneration

According to the results of a recent US survey, the health threat most people are worried about, next to cancer, is losing their sight. Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is t...

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