Deteriorating vision

Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD or ARMD), is a medical condition which may result in blurred or no vision in the centre of the visual field. Early on there are often no symptoms. It is important to seek professional help from an optometrist, but it is worth considering dietary changes to support your vision as well.

The visual changes for Cataracts are different. Early on there ar end symptoms. Eventually, cataracts can make your vision blurred or distorted, make you sensitive to light and glare, or give you the sense of seeing double. You may see ‘halos’ around lights or find that objects have a brown or yellow tinge. If you have cataracts, you may also have trouble reading, driving at night or seeing faces or other details clearly. Cataracts can change your eyes focusing power. If you find your eye glass prescription needs changing frequently, or your vision has changed, see your optometrist. A few of us have been trying this Castor oil method with some quick results. It can take up to 9 months or so for a more permanent fix but changes can be seen within the first few days of trying this.

We have had a disturbing number of people complaining of red, itchy, gritty or bloodshot eyes lately. Probably made worse by working on computers, watching TV, or just not getting enough sleep. Even more disturbing are the numbers who are sent to eye specialists for these problems and end up on umpteen lots of eye drops that don’t really help. Some even causing glaucoma. As soon as they take some supplemental Vitamin B2, (100mg – 400mg) the eyes clear up in no time. I should know. Over the years, working late on the computer writing up newsletters and information booklets, I too end up with any of these symptoms. Even bloodshot eyes can resolve in a few hours after taking extra B2.

I recently came across a book on homocysteine – high levels of which predispose to heart disease, stroke etc (more on this next year) and as well as needing B6, B12 and folic acid to detox homocysteine (being researched at RPH last 5 years), we also need zinc and B2. So if you have any of these symptoms, – do your heart (and eyes) a favour and take some B2 now before it is too late! But using one vitamin alone is usually not enough: you need the right cocktail.

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