May 11, 2012
The National Eye Institute (NEI) estimates that the current annual cost of vision impairment and degenerative eye disease to the United States private and public sector exceeds $68 billion. And this number does not fully quantify the impact of lost productivity, diminished quality of life, increased depression and accelerated mortality.
May 04, 2012
Misconceptions, too often fueled by blatant misreporting by the main stream press, have led the public to believe that the dietary supplement industry is not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). This is simply not true.
April 27, 2012
Last night the eleventh Sir Harold Ridley Distinguished Visiting Professorship for Creativity & Innovation in Medicine & Ophthalmology was presented to Steve Charles, MD in the Freeman Auditorium at the University of Tennessee Memphis, Hamilton Eye Institute.
April 20, 2012
A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition suggests that lutein supplementation improves contrast sensitivity in young people. This is important news to all of us who sit in front of a computer for too many hours a day.
April 13, 2012
Riboflavin (B2) is a water-soluble vitamin required for a large number of cellular processes, including oxidation-reduction (redox) reactions responsible for energy production, metabolism of fats, carbohydrates, proteins and ketone bodies.
April 06, 2012
We are proud to announce the Biosyntrx sponsorship of the Ocular Nutrition Society Fellowship Program, which will be launched at the April 14-15, 2012 St. Louis, MO joint nutrition science meeting of the Ocular Nutrition Society (ONS) and the university of Missouri School of Optometry.
March 30, 2012
Symptomatic dry eye can result in a decreased ability to perform daily activities that have an impact on the quality of life.
March 23, 2012
Winter is officially over and spring is here. Even if you have not looked at your calendar - your nose, eyes and heart probably know. Love and pollen are in the air!
March 16, 2012
We normally focus on dietary intake and eye health, but today's column focuses on the growing amount of science that connects diet to mental health. The better the diet, the better the mental health of most people.
March 09, 2012
A study published online in in the March, 2012 Nature Medicine and titled, Vitamin E decreases bone mass by stimulating osteoclast fusion, used a rodent model to demonstrate that mice, genetically altered to be deficient in Vitamin E α-tocopherol transfer protein, have a high bone mass as a result of decreased bone resorption. Higher bone resorption leading to decreased bone mass was shown in normal mice that were not genetically altered to simulate vitamin E deficiency.