Low Vision Tips

What Does Digestion Have to Do with Your Eyes Part II

Posted on: Dec 02, 2014

As someone who eats very healthy, including lots of fresh salads and vegetables, I discovered that all this good food could be better utilized with a healthy digestive system. Dr. Steven Lamm, MD, internist and faculty member at New York University School of Medicine, writes, “When the digestive system is working properly it serves as […]

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What Does Digestion Have To Do With Your Eyes? Part 1

Posted on: Dec 01, 2014

You may be wondering why I would write an article about digestion, when my readers here are concerned about their eyes and their vision? If there has been one direction in the healthcare field that has been detrimental to our health, it is the treatment of the body in isolation or treating a body part […]

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The Role of Inflammation in Eye Diseases

Posted on: Nov 13, 2014

“Inflammation is the underlying factor of virtually all diseases encountered in the twenty-first century “ states ophthalmologist and author of the SuperHealth books Stephen Pratt. There are two kinds of inflammation – acute inflammation and chronic inflammation. Acute inflammation is when we experience something like a sprained ankle. It becomes painful, swollen and red. The […]

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Do Our Genes Define Our Destiny

Posted on: Nov 04, 2014

Are you concerned that you may inherit an eye disease from one of your parents or that you have handed down your eye condition to your children? Thanks to the field of nutrigenomics, our inherited genes are just part of the story. In 2003 the Human Genome Project was completed that provided a detailed map […]

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Early Detection Means Early Treatment

Posted on: Oct 22, 2014

Have you been instructed to check your vision daily at home with an Amsler Grid? Ever wonder why that is so important? Those with dry macular degeneration are at a higher risk of developing the more advanced type of AMD, wet macular degeneration, the kind that causes the most severe vision loss. Why Check My […]

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Getting Around Safely

Posted on: Oct 15, 2014

Getting around safely and comfortably can be a challenge for those with vision problems. My father-in-law who has wet macular degeneration has found this to be true in many situations – such as navigating a self serve buffet to get his food, his drink, and to find his table or leaving the restroom at an […]

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Prevent Depression

Posted on: Sep 23, 2014

When people stop doing the activities they enjoy they are at a higher risk for depression concluded a recent study performed at Thomas Jefferson University.   Retina specialists and geriatric psychiatrists collaborated in the Low Vision Depression Prevention Trial for Age Related Macular Degeneration (VITAL).  They found that patients with age related macular degeneration can prevent […]

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Reduce Number Of Eye Injections

Posted on: Sep 15, 2014

For those of you who receive regular eye injections to treat your macular degeneration you may be interested in hearing about a single low dose radiation therapy that cuts the need for monthly injections by an average of 45%. This type of therapy is now available at several hospitals in England, Germany and Switzerland after […]

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Eggceptional Benefits to the Eyes

Posted on: Sep 08, 2014

Eggs have come in and out of health “vogue” many times over the last several years. Now it is not uncommon to hear eye specialists supporting the benefits of eggs to our eyes. There are three good reasons why you may want to include eggs in your eye healthy diet. Omega 3’s Egg yolks are […]

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Computer Aids for Low Vision

Posted on: Apr 03, 2014

How often and how much do you rely on your computer?    Do you use it to check your email, get the weather, shop for a present, or find the latest baseball score?   Living without the convenience of a computer can be a big disadvantage.  For those with low vision, navigating and seeing what is on […]

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