Friday, October 22, 2010
I was asked that question by a delightfully earnest young man in a Dry Eye Device booth at last weekend's Academy of Ophthalmology meeting in Chicago - after I told him that I had dry eyes. The implication was that I could not possibly know if I had dry eyes until I knew the results of his test.
Friday, October 15, 2010
A consistent percentage of U.S. adults label themselves as supplement users, with 66 percent classifying themselves as such, according to a new survey conducted by Ipsos-Public Affairs for the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). In 2009, 65 percent identified themselves as supplement users compared with 64 percent in 2008; 68 percent in 2007; and 66 percent in 2006.
Monday, October 04, 2010
Most of us are given amazingly long lives by nature that we shorten by a wide variety of destructive behaviors and environmental influences. Nutritional deficiencies and excesses, along with smoking, infections, toxic factors in the environment and trauma, are the major determinants of how closely the functional capacity, health and longevity of individuals match their genetic potential.
Friday, September 24, 2010
The prevalence of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is rapidly increasing with 20 million Americans projected to be diagnosed by 2020. AMD Awareness Week unites worldwide organization in a common goal.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Different results were found in a recent re-analysis of the meta-analysis published in the 2007 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), which linked antioxidant supplements to all-cause mortality.
Friday, September 03, 2010
Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness, and it is the leading cause of blindness in both the African-American and Hispanic populations.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Evidence continues to mount that supports the role of dietary carotenoids, zeaxanthin, lutein and meso-zeaxanthin, in protecting against the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss in people over 55 years of age in the Western world.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Discussions with one of my favorite ophthalmic researchers, Stuart Richer, OD, PhD, chief investigator of the Lutein, Antioxidant Supplement Trial (LAST), usually get me ginned up about a particular nutrient and its effect on the eye.
Friday, August 06, 2010
This response is from Steve Mister, the president of the Washington, D.C. Council for Responsible Nutrition.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Today's Pearl features an editorial written by Dan Roberts, the director of the largest on-line community of AMD patients. MDsupport.org is visited by more than 4 million people every year.