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 CataractsContinue reading “Deteriorating vision”

Vitamin A needed for Eyes

Vitamin A helps the retina function properly, which is essential for good vision and the prevention of night-blindness. It also lessens the risk of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. Zinc deficiency can interfere with vitamin A metabolism in several ways:(1) Zinc deficiency results in decreased synthesis of retinol-binding protein which transports retinol through the circulation to tissuesContinue reading “Vitamin A needed for Eyes”

Dry eyes

Dry Eyes Explained 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 umpteenContinue reading “Dry eyes”

Narrow Angle Glaucoma

Open-angle glaucoma is more common than narrow- (or closed-) angle glaucoma. In open-angle glaucoma, the drainage canals in the eyes gradually become clogged with tiny, microscopic deposits over months or years. However, narrow angle glaucoma is a medical emergency. Southland Eye Clinic has plenty of background information, which you can access using these links: What is NarrowContinue reading “Narrow Angle Glaucoma”