There is copious evidence for the role of two particular antioxidants - lutein and zeaxanthin - in maintaining eye health. Carotenoid composition varies between internal organs, suggesting selective uptake
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) of the eye occurs when the cells of the macula - an irregular yellow depression on the center of the retina - becomes damaged and stops functioning.
Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), a type of blueberry, contains active flavonoid compounds known as anthocyanosides, which act as antioxidants in the retina of the eye.
Laser surgery - though not necessarily on the cornea - is used in the treatment of other eye conditions, including:
* Longsightedness (hyperopia):
MACULAR DEGENERATION: A drug-free therapy
Researchers at the University of California have found that vitamin D3 - available as a supplement - has a protective effect only at levels of 1000 IU (international units) a day. The UK government’s recommended safe upper limit dose is just 400...
Also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), this condition is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in adults over 50 years of age. The incidence of AMD in persons over 65 years of age is 10 percent and increases to more than 28...