According to Jane Heimlich in What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You (a HarperPerennial book no relation to us), two eye specialists have had similar results to Dr Evans.They are:
l Gary Price Todd, ophthalmologist and author of Nutrition, Health and Disease. Todd, who stumbled on his nutritional approach, has been hounded by the American medical authorities; the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners attempted (unsuccessfully) to revoke his medical license. Todd’s story is similar to Evans’; while doing research in Ethiopia he discovered that eye disease was common in children and blindness endemic in people over 40, and he made the connection with their obviously deficient diet. After experimenting with various supplements in his private practice in Waynesville, North Carolina, Todd came up with his approach. A hair analysis is done on the patient to examine whether there is heavy metal poisoning (true in one third of all patients) or mineral deficiencies. Todd then prescribes minerals to cover any deficiencies, plus supplements with betacarotene (a form of vitamin A), vitamin E (400 IUs) bioflavonoids, B complex vitamins and glutathione (an enzyme), considered by some researchers to prevent oxidation of the lens (a natural occurrence which accelerates with age).Todd claims that 51 per cent of his patients no longer need surgery, and according to a two year study of 50 patients, 88 per cent had improved vision. Of 18 blind patients, 54 per cent had their sight restored.
l Stuart Kemeny is an eye, ear, nose and throat specialist with training in ophthalmology and secret co-author of a book by Dr Alex Duarte entitled Cataract Breakthrough. Kemeny’s regime includes a multivitamin mineral supplement which includes glutathione, ultraviolet light absorbing glasses, eye drops containing glutathione and phenoxazine carboxylic acid, plus extra intake of 400 IUs of Vitamin E two or three times a day (but only once a day if you have high blood pressure), 100 micrograms of selenium twice a day, 500 mg of vitamin C with bioflavonoids, two or three times a day,100 mg of vitamin B (unless you have cancer) and 30,000 IUs vitamin A with zinc.
His first clinical study in 1980 showed 54 per cent had improved vision. A more recent study in 1982 showed that 85 per cent of patients had improved vision.