web analytics

Eye Health

stock here: it can readily be assumed that the eye sight medical community is as captured as the overall medical community.

My eye sight has become a problem, I have tried Lutein and Beta Carotene, and maybe I slowed the decay, but certainly never felt any improvement. A recurring topic of conversation is how people I talk to the last few months found real cures to problems that have haunted them for years or decades, by changing their diet.

Here is their info-mercial sales pitch….


So here is some information to chew on……

Scientific References

1. Johra, F. T., Bepari, A. K., Bristy, A. T., & Reza, H. M. (2020). A Mechanistic Review of β-Carotene, Lutein, and Zeaxanthin in Eye Health and Disease. Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland), 9(11), 1046. https://doi.org/10.3390/antiox9111046

3. Gonçalves, A. C., Nunes, A. R., Falcão, A., Alves, G., & Silva, L. R. (2021). Dietary Effects of Anthocyanins in Human Health: A Comprehensive Review. Pharmaceuticals (Basel, Switzerland), 14(7), 690. https://doi.org/10.3390/ph14070690

5. https://www.cdc.gov/visionhealth/basics/ced/fastfacts.htm

7. Wong, W. L., Su, X., Li, X., Cheung, C. M., Klein, R., Cheng, C. Y., & Wong, T. Y. (2014). Global prevalence of age-related macular degeneration and disease burden projection for 2020 and 2040: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The Lancet. Global health, 2(2), e106–e116. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(13)70145-1

9. Hernández-Zimbrón, L. F., Zamora-Alvarado, R., Ochoa-De la Paz, L., Velez-Montoya, R., Zenteno, E., Gulias-Cañizo, R., Quiroz-Mercado, H., & Gonzalez-Salinas, R. (2018). Age-Related Macular Degeneration: New Paradigms for Treatment and Management of AMD. Oxidative medicine and cellular longevity, 2018, 8374647. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/8374647

11. Henriksen, B. S., Chan, G., Hoffman, R. O., Sharifzadeh, M., Ermakov, I. V., Gellermann, W., & Bernstein, P. S. (2013). Interrelationships between maternal carotenoid status and newborn infant macular pigment optical density and carotenoid status. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, 54(8), 5568–5578. https://doi.org/10.1167/iovs.13-12331

13. Perumalla Venkata, R., & Subramanyam, R. (2016). Evaluation of the deleterious health effects of consumption of repeatedly heated vegetable oil. Toxicology reports, 3, 636–643. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.toxrep.2016.08.003

15. Arslan, S., Kadayifçilar, S., & Samur, G. (2019). The Potential Role of Dietary Antioxidant Capacity in Preventing Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 38(5), 424–432. https://doi.org/10.1080/07315724.2018.1538830

2. Lem, D. W., Gierhart, D. L., & Davey, P. G. (2021). Carotenoids in the Management of Glaucoma: A Systematic Review of the Evidence. Nutrients, 13(6), 1949. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13061949

4. London, D. S., & Beezhold, B. (2015). A phytochemical-rich diet may explain the absence of age-related decline in visual acuity of Amazonian hunter-gatherers in Ecuador. Nutrition research (New York, N.Y.), 35(2), 107–117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nutres.2014.12.007

6. Cheung, L. K., & Eaton, A. (2013). Age-related macular degeneration. Pharmacotherapy, 33(8), 838–855. https://doi.org/10.1002/phar.1264

8. Knobbe, C. A., & Stojanoska, M. (2017). The ‘Displacing Foods of Modern Commerce’ Are the Primary and Proximate Cause of Age-Related Macular Degeneration: A Unifying Singular Hypothesis. Medical hypotheses, 109, 184–198. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mehy.2017.10.010

10. https://www.fiercepharma.com/special-report/top-20-drugs-by-2020-sales-eylea

12. Nickells, R. W., & Zack, D. J. (1996). Apoptosis in ocular disease: a molecular overview. Ophthalmic genetics, 17(4), 145–165. https://doi.org/10.3109/13816819609057889

14. Davis, D. R., Epp, M. D., & Riordan, H. D. (2004). Changes in USDA food composition data for 43 garden crops, 1950 to 1999. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 23(6), 669–682. https://doi.org/10.1080/07315724.2004.10719409

16. Sanz-González, S. M., Raga-Cervera, J., Aguirre Lipperheide, M., Zanón-Moreno, V., Chiner, V., Ramírez, A. I., & Pinazo-Durán, M. D. (2020). Effect of an oral supplementation with a formula containing R-lipoic acid in glaucoma patients. Efecto de la suplementación oral con una fórmula que contiene ácido R-lipoico en pacientes con glaucoma. Archivos de la Sociedad Espanola de Oftalmologia, 95(3), 120–129. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oftal.2019.11.009

4 replies on “Eye Health”

I don’t know to what extent you may have ever used cannabis. My prejudice about you, having been reading your work since 3/11/11, is that you haven’t and maybe always disdained those who do. I know it helped me with football damage, but also kills the reading addiction which I thankfully was raised with. Key point about the eyes. Back in the day, seventies, friends thought they needed Visine drops to get the red out,
as the advertising says. Okay so your nice red Circulation Enriched eyeballs,
benefiting from the dilated capillaries,
will now be chemically slammed to give the nice white Starved for Nutrition look.
Okay you’re not in trouble for your Druggie Red Eyes.

LOL you must be confusing me with that old troll “Loose Nuke” remember him and his always referring to “dirty hippies. I am OK with legalization, but not with big Gov using it as an excuse to extract more money from society, just let people grow it.

Anyway not meaning disdain as
acting snotty towards them, but I
picture you as the guy who is getting the work done and then pressing on when others, such as myself sit on our asses. But really,
I help a 95 year old lady who gets
injections in her Mac-degenerating
eye periodically. She still drives!
A tough ranch girl. I wonder if in
your tech life of projects, you have
chemically damaged your eyes.
Plumbing class taught us that the
PVC glue is there in your face as
you’re making pipe connections,
Also soldering and other fumes, bleach, etc. anyway wishing you
healing and Success!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *