Dr Michael Edson, Ms, L.Ac. co- founder of Natural Eye Care Inc., believes that many eye conditions/diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and may others can be responsive to specific nutritional supplementation, a number of which are described in "Top 10 nutrients that can save your eyes" .
He observed that as people is continueing to live longer, the incidence of eye disease such as macular degeneration is on the rise. These types of debilitating eye diseases rob people of vision, and can result in individuals losing their independence.
Experts believed that the visual system requires up to 25% of the nutrients we take into our bodies in order to stay healthy. Impaired circulation and/or poor absorption of nutrients can significantly contribute to eye disease. Regular exercise and management of emotional stress are also critical for maintaining health.
There is a great deal of peer review research now showing the vision can be preserved through a proper diet and specific nutritional supplementation, and that macular degeneration is a nutritionally responsive eye disease.
The recent B vitamin study showing that those that supplement with B6, B12 and folic acid have a significant lower risk of getting macular degeneration is one of many studies proving macular degeneration to be a nutritionally responsive eye disease.
Archives of Ophthalmology recently published a meta analysis on omega-3 fatty acid and fish intake and its effect on the prevention of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
This study identified 274 abstracts, 3 prospective cohort, 3 case-control, and 3 cross-sectional studies.
Using quantitative methods, a high dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids was associated with a 38% reduction in the risk of late AMD. Fish intake (2x per week) was associated with reduced risk of early and late AMD.
More omega-3 and AMD specific studies need to be conducted to further investigate omega-3¹s effect on AMD.
Ref: Arch Ophthalmol. 2008;126(6):826-833.
Essential nutrients include lutein, zeaxanthin, omega-3 fatty acids, taurine, gingko biloba, lycopene, vitamin A, E, zinc, copper, selenium for example, that can help both prevent the onset of eye disease such as macular degeneration as well as help preserve vision for those with macular degeneration.
Edson believes that daily eye exercises also help maintain healthy vision. He recommends to see for a demo of 3 great eye exercises by Dr. Grossman, one of the Country’s leading behavioral optometrists, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W10j2fL0hy0 [www.youtube.com/watch?v=W10j2fL0hy0]
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Source: Comments from Dr Dr Michael Edson