Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

Macula Degeneration Does Not Cause Blindness

Friday, August 19, 2011

To best serve patients, it's vital that the ophthalmic and optometric communities stay in touch with patient opinion. Today's Pearl again presents research sponsored by the most active macular degeneration internet support community,

Moving Faster Than the Speed of Science

Friday, August 12, 2011

An ongoing misconception among consumers of nutritional supplements is that it takes weeks or months for any supplement to start working.  Epicor has made a big scientific leap by tossing those misconceptions right out the window.

Bacterial Keratitis

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Extended wear contact lenses, dry eye syndrome, chronic blepharitis and keratopathies due to herpetic infection, represent an important risk factor for development of bacterial keratitis - one of the most visually threatening ocular infectious pathologies.Eventual bacterial resistance to all the fluoroquinolones suggests a dire need to focus on innate tools that can inhibit ocular biofilm ...

F as in Fat: Obesity Threatens America's Future

Friday, July 29, 2011

Americans are fat and getting fatter, according to a new report from The Trust for America's Health.  Obesity rates grew in 16 states over the last year and not one state declined.  The 10 states with the fattest adults and the 10 states with the fattest children are listed below, as well as the 10 most fit states in America.

Women, Diet & Psychosis

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

In a study published in Psychiatry dietary intake was estimated using a food frequency questionnaire on 33,623 women aged 30-49 years of age between the years of 1991 and 1992.   Information on psychotic-like symptoms was derived from a follow-up questionnaire on the same women in the years 2002 and 2003.

The Incredible Egg

Friday, July 15, 2011

Want to be incredible?  Eat incredible. The nutrient content of an egg is dependent on the laying hen's diet, just as human health including eye health is dependent on nutrient intake. What's good for the hen is good for the egg and what's good for the eye is good for the body.  Even slight nutrient deficiencies are now suggested to eventually cause cellular and DNA damage.

Iron: A Double Edged Sword

Friday, June 24, 2011

Iron is essential for cell survival and function; yet excess iron is toxic to cells.    It plays a major role in hemoglobin function (moving oxygen around the body), cellular energy generation, and destroying invading microorganisms.   It also aids in biological function of enzymes. 

Stress & Eye Disease

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The way we respond to stress seems to control the damage stress does to the human body, including the eye. 

The Triage Theory of Aging

Friday, June 10, 2011

One of our favorite nutrition researchers, Bruce Ames, PhD and his colleague, Joyce McCann, PhD, at The Nutrition and Metabolism Center, Children Hospital of Oakland, California continue to  discoverer how vitamins and minerals may prevent age-related diseases.

Astanxanthin Angle of Repose?

Friday, June 03, 2011

A growing number of Asian bird, rat and in-vitro papers are being published on astaxanthin supplementation as it relates to health and disease prevention.  This xanthophyll  carotenoid has not been identified as a macular pigment, and to our knowledge, it has yet to be demonstrated that astaxanthin crosses the human blood--brain, retina barrier.

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