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Researchers Examine How Diet, Medications Affect Cataract Development

Researchers Examine How Diet, Medications Affect Cataract Development Health Day (6/4/10) reported that according to two published studies a healthy diet helps guard against cataract formation (hazing of the natural crystalline lens of the eye). They also found that some medications affect sensitivity to the sun (antidepressants, diuretics, antibiotics and Naproxen (pain reliever) as well as […]

Gender and Eye Conditions

U.S. women are significantly more likely than U.S. men to experience several eye conditions including cataracts and general eye fatigue and are more likely to identify health and environmental factors, such as diabetes and glare/bright light respectively, that can adversely affect their vision. Transitions Optical, Inc. online survey comprised 2,207 U. S. adults with 52% […]

How Diet and Medication Can Affect Cataract Development

Health Day reported that according to two published studies a healthy diet helps guard against cataract formation (hazing of the natural crystalline lens of the eye). They also found that some medications affect sensitivity to the sun (antidepressants, diuretics, antibiotics and Naproxen reliever) as well as increase the risk of age related cataracts.

Link of beta blockers

Link of beta blockers and the increased risk of cataracts.Researchers in Australia found that taking beta-blockers in tablets to reduce hypertension or intraocular pressure (glaucoma) accelerated cataract formation. The researchers tracked almost 3,700 people aged 49 or older for 10 years looking at a variety of risk factors.      

Study links Flomax to cataract

Study links Flomax to cataract surgery complicationsAccording to a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association older men using Flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride) are more than twice as likely to suffer serious complications following cataract surgery. These complications include floppy iris syndrome which induces dislocation of the implant.

Cataract Surgery Poses no risk of progressive macular degeneration

Cataract Surgery Poses no risk of progressive macular degenerationThe frequency of neovascular age-related macular degeneration, geographic atrophy and congenital geographic atrophy did not differ between patients who had cataract surgery and those who did not. Physicians at the National Eye Institute reviewed data from the Age-Related Eye Disease

Top 4 Ways to Delay Cataracts

1) Don’t smoke- Researchers suspect that smoking may lead to cataracts2) Limit sun exposure- Sun exposure speeds the development of cataracts, wearing sun lenses with a brimmed hat to block UV light will help.3) Eating green leafy vegetables, fruit and other foods with antioxidants will help.4) Control diabetes- studies suggest that people with diabetes are […]

Cataracts

Cataract MythDo you think that cataracts are a growth that develop s on the eye?? This is what most people think a cataract is. In reality a cataract is a clouding of the lens (crystalline lens) or in its “envelope” (capsule) within the eye. Cataracts vary in degree from slight to complete opacity and obstructing […]