MoonDragon's Health & Wellness
Eye Disorders & Problems
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EYE FLOATERS DESCRIPTION
Bits of cellular debris floating within the eye are commonly referred to as floaters. Because these floaters cast shadows over the retina, the individual sees small specks that move slowly before the eyes, especially in certain lights and against certain backgrounds. They often appear as transparent, gray or black dots, specks, cobwebs, squiggles, strands or any variety of other shapes. These specks and strings move when you move your eyes, so when you try to look at them, they appear to dart away. Although they can be annoying they are considered harmless.
Most eye floaters are caused by age-related changes that occur as the jelly-like substance (vitreous) inside your eyes become more liquid. When the vitreous becomes more liquid, microscopic fibers within the eye clump together. These clumps of debris float around within the vitreous cavity, and they case tiny shadows on your retina, which you may see as floaters. Eye floaters are most noticeable when you look at a plain bright background such as a blue sky or a plain white wall. Most people tend to ignore them.
Elderly and nearsighted people are most likely to complain of floaters. Most floaters eventually become less noticeable and are considered benign. In most cases, the floaters eventually settle down to the bottom of the vitreous cavity out of the line of vision. In rare instances, eye floaters can become so numerous that they significantly interfere with your vision.
Floaters that coalesce into long, stringy strands may be caused by a disorder called fibrillar degeneration of the vitreous. This condition is usually caused by excessive exposure to sunlight. If you notice a sudden increase in the number of eye floaters you see, especially if you also see flashes of light or notice that your vision becomes hazy, you should contact your eye care specialist immediately. These can be symptoms of a retinal tear or a retinal detachment, which requires prompt attention.
EYE FLOATERS CAUSES
Eye floaters most commonly occur as a result of age-related changes in the vitreous, the jelly-like substance that fills your eyeballs and helps them maintain their round shape. Millions of fine fibers are intertwined within the vitreous. These fibers are attached to the retina, the light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of your eyes.
Over time, the vitreous changes in consistency and partially liquefies - a process that causes it to shrink and pull away from the interior surface of the eyeball. Most people over the age of 40 experience this phenomenon to some extent. Over 50-percent of people over 70 years of age report seeing floaters. As the vitreous shrinks and sags, it clumps up and gets stringy. Other spots can be caused by little bits of protein trapped within the eye during pregnancy. Trauma to the eye or breakdown of the vitreous humour may also cause spots and floaters. Bits of this debris block some of the light passing through the eye, casting tiny shadows on your retina. Many floaters remain in the eye for long periods of time before they gradually disappear.
Usually, these changes in the vitreous occur gradually. But in some cases, a section of the vitreous will pull away from the retina suddenly - causing many new floaters to appear all at once. You might also see flashes of light when the fine fibers in the vitreous tug on your retina.
Sometimes, these fine fibers pull so hard that they cause your retina to tear and pull away from the back of your eye. While a vitreous detachment by itself does not threaten your sight, it can cause a retinal tear or a retinal detachment - a medical emergency that requires urgent treatment. A retinal detachment can lead to permanent vision loss.
Floaters are commonly found in nearsighted people and people with food allergies and candidiasis. Vitreous detachment is also common in diabetes, but the highest rate of complaints of floaters is in people over the age of 70. This is when the prevalence of a vitreous detachment jumps from 10-percent of the population to 63-percent.
From Chinese Medicine perspective, floaters are an indication of congestion in the liver, kidney and colon. The herbs and nutrients recommended below are chosen for their abilities to eliminate congestion in these organs in order to keep the vitreous of the eye clear from these annoying specks, as well as to help strengthen the retinal tissue and integrity of the blood vessels.
Chronic stress in one's life may also play a role in the generation of floaters, so having a routine of relaxation and meditation is very important.
RISK FACTORS FOR EYE FLOATERS
Age over 40. Nearsightedness. Eye trauma. Complications from cataract surgery. Diabetic retinopathy. Inflammation of the eye.
EYE FLOATERS CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL TREATMENT
Most eye floaters require no treatment. If your eye floaters are so numerous that they significantly interfere with your vision, your health care provider might suggest a surgical procedure that uses a hollow needle to withdraw the vitreous from your eye. The vitreous is replaced with a saltwater solution or an artificial gel. However, this procedure can cause retinal detachment and cataract, and it may not remove all floaters.
There are a few eye care providers that are performing laser surgery for floaters, but one of the major criteria for one's eligibility for this procedure is the location of the floaters in the vitreous fluid. In one website, they described that most people that may be eligible for laser surgery would have had a post vitreous detachment (PVD), which sometimes pushes the floaters toward the middle of the eyes and away from the retina and lens.
This procedure has not yet been accepted by most of the medical community, probably due to the associated risks.
Coleus (Coleus forskohlii) is an herb in the mint family that is traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine. Studies have shown that coleus will lower intraocular pressure by relaxing smooth muscles in the eye. It also has antihistamine properties, which may reduce the allergic component of increased eye pressure.
Gingko (Gingko biloba) has been shown to increase visual acuity in people with macular degeneration. It increases blood circulation to the head, which includes the brain and the eyes, so it can speed healing of all of the tissues associated with vision. Gingko Biloba Leaf contains special phytonutrients (terpenes, lactones, bilobalide, ginkgolides A, B, C) which help enhance blood circulation to the eye and entire body. Supports healthy intraocular pressure in the eye. Powerful support for healthy histamine response.
Dandelion root (Taraxacum officinalis radix) is another universal liver tonic, aiding in the digestion and balancing of blood sugar levels, which combine to create good health for the eyes. In addition, dandelion contains antioxidants to help tissues stay healthy.
Eyebright (Euphrasis officinalis) has been known throughout history as an effective herb to help tonify the eyes. Eyebright contains natural vitamin A and C (not synthetics). Helps the body to overcome inflammation for both chronic and acute inflammation of the eye and eyelids. Helps nourish the entire eye and promotes healthy sensitivity to light.
Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) is an excellent liver tonic. It increases the flow of bile from the liver, helping to detoxify poisons in our bloodstream. It nourishes the liver, reducing stress and increasing energy throughout the body.
Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), the European version of the blueberry, has been called the vision herb for its powerful effect on all types of visual disorders. Research has shown that bilberry can improve night vision, relieve visual fatigue, and protect the eyes from glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. Bilberry improves the delivery of oxygen and blood to the eyes, strengthens the capillaries that feed the eye muscles and nerves, and works as an antioxidant to inhibit damage by free radicals.
Bupleurum (umbelliferae) improve the free flow of energy in the body.
Gardenia (rubiaceae) reduces heat in the body allowing better free flow of energy.
Blueberry (Vaccinium sp.) has high content of antioxidants for powerful free radical protection. Supports sharper night vision and reduced eye fatigue. Strong support for blood vessels, especially around the eyes.
French Maritime Pine Bark (Pinus pinaster) contains powerful phytonutrients, including catechin, epicatechin, taxifolin, procyanidins, and proanthocyanidins. Helps protect the retina, blood vessels and healthy fluid in the eye.
Horsetail Herb (Equisetum arvense) supports healthy calcium metabolism in the eye and the whole body. Helps the body to overcome inflammation, astringent and tissue healing.
Barberry Bark (Berberis vulgaris) contains berberine which promotes strong immune-specific protection. Helps strengthen the eye as well as the liver and gallbladder which are linked via the meridians to the eye.
Grape Seed Extract supports retina, capillaries and visual acuity (sharpness of objects). Powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenger.
Piper Nigrum (Black Pepper) Seed is rich in alkaloids, protein and minerals that nourish the eye. A powerful support against bacteria, a powerful circulatory support.
Greens Superfood Supplement is a concentrated storehouse of important nutrients that are stripped from modern day foods. If is hardly a secret that our modern world produces food desperately lacking in minerals, vitamins, fiber, enzymes, carotenoids and antioxidants. With equal proportions of organic barley leaf, rye leaf, oat leaf and alfalfa leaf, a green food supplement gives you the benefit of supporting the purification and cleansing of vital organs, body tissues and blood supply. Put one heaping tablespoon (three teaspoons) in 8 ounces of pure water or juice of choice and simply stir. Greens mixes instantly and tastes great. This nutrient rich super food can be taken one to three times daily.
Green Algae Chlorella also helps to clear heavy metal and harmful chemicals from the body. Detoxifies liver, blood and cleans bowels. Chlorella contains many nutrients important for health maintenance and energy. Chlorella powder has been broken down mechanically to aid digestibility and has been screened to produce clean, high-quality Chlorella. Chlorella is a green single-celled micro algae that contains the highest concentrations of chlorophyll known to man (60 mg/serving). Chlorella supplies high levels of Beta-Carotene, Vitamin B-12, iron, RNA and DNA, and protein. As a dietary supplement, take one rounded teaspoon one or more times daily, mixed in water, fruit, or vegetable juice. Take as an addition to the daily diet, take three capsules three times daily, preferably with food. No warnings.
Spirulina Blue Green Algae (Aphanizomenon Flos Aquae) provides powerful genesis effect for tissue rejuvenation. Spirulina Blue Green Algae is a single-celled, spiral-shaped blue-green microalgae that is often called a 'superfood' because of its nutrient-density. A highly digestible food, spirulina is at least 60-percent vegetable protein, which is predigested by the algae. It is higher in protein than any other food. Its outstanding nutritional profile also includes the essential fatty acids, GLA fatty acid, lipids, the nucleic acids (RNA and DNA), B complex, vitamin C and E and phytochemicals, such as carotenoids, chlorophyll (blood purifier), and phycocyanin (a blue pigment), which is a protein that is known to inhibit cancer. The carotenoids and chlorophyll may also contribute to Spirulina's anticancer and apparent immunogenic effects. Take 1 teaspoon 2 to 3 times a day depending on condition.
Raw Bee Propolis is collected from domestic and overseas beekeepers and is one of the richest sources of bioflavonoids known. Bees collect the propolis from the resin of certain select trees and use it to line the hive. Bee Propolis is a waxy substance collected by honey bees which contains phytotonizides. Phytotonizides are believed to contain immunity factors, which when used internally, benefit the body and gives it a natural resistance to diseases (a natural antibiotic). Delivers unparalleled, broad-spectrum protection for the skin (epithelium) and mucosa of the eye. As a dietary supplement, take 2 capsules 1 to 3 times daily.
Mushroom Complex supplement contains Red Reishi, Shiitake & Maitake mushroom extracts which have been studied and used in Asia for their medicinal values. Contains special highly bioavailable alkaloids and triterpenes which support eye, nerve and liver rejuvenation. Powerful immune-specific support.
Carrots are rich in flavonoids, carotene, natural vitamins and minerals. Cleanses and supports the liver and kidneys (linked to the eyes). Supports healthy eyesight and helps improve night blindness. Take as a raw or steamed vegetable, as a juice, or powder in capsules.
Broccoli is rich in calcium, carotenoids, vitamins A, C and K and all the essential amino acids (helps in regeneration of worn out tissue). Contains a unique array of antioxidants and phytochemicals, capable of quenching free radicals.
DIETARY & NUTRITION RECOMMENDATIONS
Daily juicing of vegetables and fruits (preferably organic). A floater recipe is some combination of the following: garlic, parsley, beets, carrots, celery, parsnip, apple, raspberries (not too much fruit).
For Cataracts, Conjunctivitis: Carrot, spinach, celery, endive, parsley, blueberry, apple.
For Glaucoma: Dandelion root, beet including top, carrots, apple, blueberry.
For Macular Degeneration: Broccoli, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, apples, raspberries, greens.
MoonDragon's Nutrition Therapy: Juicing
For Protein, emphasize Fish, Soy (in moderation), Almonds, Sunflower Seed and Sesame Seeds. Avoid meat, poultry, eggs, dairy products and most other nuts.
Eat Brown Rice and other whole grains instead of refined and processed grains (such as white bread and pasta).
Limit your intake of Citrus fruit, particularly those high in Vitamin C such as Tangerines, Kiwi fruit, Oranges, Lemons, Papayas and Pineapples.
Use Unsulfered Molasses and fruit juices for sweetening instead of white sugar, chocolate or honey.
Drink rice, almond or soy milk, herb tea or unsweetened, diluted from fruit juices instead of coffee, tea, alcohol and dairy drinks.
Steam or bake foods instead of frying them.
Eat lots of vegetables, but avoid the nightshade family (tomatoes, green peppers, white potatoes and eggplant).
Minimize your use of salt.
Supplement your diet with a good Multivitamin and organic Green Drink daily.
Hyaluronic Acid has emerged in the past few years as one of the most significant new dietary supplements in the health products market. In the United States, hyaluronic acid has been used for years in eye surgery as a shock absorber to protect the retina, it has been proven effective in lubricating arthritic joints. As a dietary supplement, take 2 vegetable capsules 1 to 2 times daily, preferably with meals.
MSM eyedrops provide the cellular nutrition necessary to make the outer tissues soft and permeable, and are safe for all topological uses. Use sterile and nontoxic, MSM water drops that contain no chemicals to irritate your skin. MSM Water Drops can be used for all topological applications. Ingredients include Oxygenated water, Saline, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) MSM, a natural occurring sulfur in the body. Put 1 drop in each affected eye 2 to 3 times per day, or as often as needed.
Fish Oils with EPA DHA is the primary structural fatty acid in the gray matter of the brain and the retina of the eye. Scientific studies conducted primarily on healthy infants, young children, and developing fetuses indicate that DHA supports mental and visual functions in humans. As a dietary supplement, take 1 teaspoonful one or more times daily with meals or at bedtime. Alpha Lipoic Acid provides broad-spectrum protection from damaging free radicals, both ROS (reactive oxygen species) and RNS (reactive nitrogen species), It has been proven by research to raise glutathione (a critical protective antioxidant) blood levels from 30 to 70%. It helps rejuvenate oxidized vitamins C and E, glutathione and CoQ-10 for premier protection from cellular damage. Promotes dramatic reduction of free radical damage and associated cataract risk.
Try to manage your stress. Take up Yoga, Tai Chi, meditation, walks in nature, or prayer on a daily basis.
Unless otherwise specified, the following recommended doses are for adults over the age of 18. For children between the ages of 12 and 17, reduce the dose to 3/4 the recommended amount. For children between the ages of 6 and 12 years old, reduce the dose to 1/2 the recommended amount. For children under 6 years old, use 1/4 the recommended amount.
NUTRIENTS Supplement Suggested Dosage Comments
Vitamin A 25,000 to 50,000 IU daily. If you are pregnant, do not exceed 10,000 IU daily. Needed for all eye disorders. Beta Carotene
& Carotene Complex
As directed on label. Needed for all eye disorders. Plus
As directed on label. Lutein can help protect the retina from harmful ultraviolet (UV) light and free radicals. Needed for all eye disorders. Zeaxanthin As directed on label. Needed for all eye disorders. Apple Pectin As directed on label. Chelates heavy metals that can circulate through the eyes. L-Methionine As directed on label, on an empty stomach. Take with water or juice. Do not take with milk. Take with Vitamin B-6 and 100 mg Vitamin C for better absorption. Chelates heavy metals. Oxy-5000 Forte As directed on label. A potent nutritional antioxidant for health and stress that destroys free radicals. Calcium 1,500 mg daily in 3 divided doses. Important in normal nerve impulse transmission. Multivitamin
As directed on label. Important for general health.
RECOMMENDED EYE CAROTENOID ANTIOXIDANT SUPPLEMENT DESCRIPTIONS
Zeaxanthin is considered by experts to be the most important carotenoid antioxidant for eye protection. It is the most needed by the eye but the least available in the diet. Dosage of 6 mg per vegetable capsules is recommended for maximum eye protection. Caution: Most eye products do not contain zeaxanthin at all or have small amounts since it is very expensive, including adding a token amount often listed in micrograms (mcg) such as 800 mcg or less, and often it is synthetic.
South American Zeaxanthin (concentrated from pesticide-free South American marigold (not from a synthetic source) is the most important carotenoid (a special class of nutrients) for eye health and protection. Diet provides only about 180 mcg/day. Therapeutic levels of 6 mg per vegetable capsule are critical for protection during injury or illness. Studies recommend 4 mg per day total (both zeaxanthin and lutein) to prevent AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration). Research shows it helps prevent age-related macular degeneration and cataracts (in combination with lutein). Zeaxanthin helps effectively quench free radicals (singlet oxygen & peroxyl radical) with lutein, protecting the macula, retina and lens of the eye.
Lutein is included as a recommended supplement for eye care. A dosage of 3.5 mg per vegetable capsule containing natural-source lutein, another key carotenoid antioxidant, for its superior benefits in eye health. Lutein (from marigold - not synthetic source) has been proven to help protect the macula, retina, lens and more. Together, zeaxanthin and lutein in a formula work as powerful synergists, with the sum of their benefits far exceeding their individual effects. For example, together they help absorb near-to-UV light which can damage the retina.
NOTIFY YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER
Most people have a few floaters bouncing around inside their eyes. But you should contact an eye specialist promptly if you notice a flood of new floaters, especially if they are accompanied by lights flashing in your peripheral vision. These painless symptoms could be caused by a retinal tear, with or without a retinal detachment - a sight-threatening condition that requires immediate attention. Even waiting a few days can result in permanent loss of sight.
GENERAL EYE CONCERNS OR PROBLEMS
If you or a family member (such as a child) are having problems distinguishing colors, you may need to be tested for color blindness.
If you or a family member are having problems with vision and/or you suspect an infection. Call your health care provider immediately if you experience severe eye pain or a sudden change in your vision, such as loss of vision or double vision.
If you have any increase of symptoms. You may need frequent changes in your eyeglass prescription. If you have blurred or double vision that develops slowly; are having a problem seeing because of daytime glare or have difficulty driving at night because of glare from headlights, you need to see your health care provider.
If you have any unexpected or unusual symptoms. There may be underlying health issues that need to be addressed.
If you are having vision problems that are affecting your ability to perform daily activities.
Call your child's health care provider if your baby does not look directly at or respond readily to faces or large, colorful objects by age 2 to 3 months or if your child scowls, squints, or shields his or her eyes more than expected when in sunlight, or light seems to hurt your child's eyes.
You and your family members should have your eyesight checked regularly by your health care provider to rule out any problems and to receive a prescription for contacts or eyeglasses, if they are needed. Preserve you vision. It is very important.
EYE FLOATER LINKS
Eye Floaters Laser Treatment of Eye Floaters 1UpHealth.com: Eye Floaters
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EYE CARE SUPPLEMENTS & PRODUCTS
Information, supplements and products for cataracts, a clouding of the eye's normally clear lens that can lead to vision problems.
EYE CARE & VITAMIN A SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
Alive Multi-Nutrient Products Alpha Carotene Supplement Products Antioxidant Complex Products Beta Carotene Products Bilberry Herbal Poducts Carotene Complex Products Carrot Herbal Products Cod LIver Oil Supplement Products EFA Supplement Products Eyebright Herbal Products Eye Care Products Fish & Salmon Oil Supplement Products Ginkgo Biloba Herbal Products Hyaluronic Acid Supplement Products
Lutein Supplement Products Lycopene Supplement Products Magnesium Supplement Products Multi-Enzymes Supplement Products Multi-Mineral Supplement Products Multi-Vitamin Supplement Products Neuromins Supplement Products Prenatal Multi-Nutrient Products Selenium Supplement Products Taurine Supplement Products Vitamin A Supplement Products Vitamin B-12 Supplement Products Zeaxanthin Supplement Products Zinc Supplement Products
QUALITY SUPPLIES & PRODUCTS
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EYE CARE SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS
Mountain Rose Herbs: Vision Enhancement Phyto Capsules, Gaia Herbs, 2685 mg, 60 Caps
Our eyes rely on antioxidants to protect against the oxidative damage that occurs daily. Vision Enhancement promotes healthy vision while supporting normal eye function. With naturally occurring antioxidants such as Anthocyanins from Bilberry, Proanthocyanidins from Grape Seed, and Carotenoids like Lutein and Astaxathin, Vision Enhancement is a protective shield for the eyes. Contains: Bilberry Berry (Vaccinium myrtillus), Vitamin C, Grape Seed (Vitis vinifera), Lutein, Astaxanthan, Vegetable Glycerin, Vegetable cellulose (capsule). Each capsule contains the equivalent of 2685 mg. crude herb. 60 capsules per bottle.
STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS
Starwest Botanicals: Flents Plastic Eyewash Cup
HerbsPro: OcuSense Eye Health With Lutein, Natrol, 50 Caps
Natrol OcuSense provides a comprehensive blend of the most clinically studied ingredients for eye health. There has never been such a complete and advanced eye-health formula! Keep your future in focus with OcuSense. Eyes are susceptible to the effects of light radiation, accumulated sun exposure, and diet deficiencies. There is also the ever-present threat from free radicals - molecules which constantly bombard healthy cells. Take steps now to help maintain healthy vision during the aging process. OcuSense contains a highly concentrated form of lutein which filters harmful light and acts as an antioxidant, shielding cells from free-radical damage. Most people do not eat the necessary amount of lutein-containing vegetables such as spinach and kale. Clinical research indicates a diet high in lutein may protect against vision loss. This formula includes lutein as well as carrot extract and six recommended vitamins and minerals.
HerbsPro: Bilberry, Ginkgo, Eyebright Complex Plus Lutein, Solgar, 60 VCaps
This proprietary, antioxidant-rich formula supplies important vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, the vital carotenoid Lutein, and herbal extracts to help improve circulation and decrease free radical damage to bodily tissue, including the eyes and skin.
HerbsPro: Preservision Eye Vitamin & Mineral Supplements With Lutein, Bausch & Lomb, 50 Softgels
HerbsPro: Ginkgold Eyes, For Visual Function, Natures Way, 60 Tabs
For visual function. Strengthens capillaries supports healthy connective tissue and microcirculation. Supports the retina and its adaptation to light and dark conditions. Provides lutein and zeaxanthin, two protective carotenoids essential to the macula.
HerbsPro: Raw Eye Glandlar, 100% Pure Bovine Eye Tissue, Ultra Glandulars, 200 mg, 60 Tabs
The eye is nearly a perfect sphere and occupies the anterior part of the frontal cavity of the skull. It is made of three concentric layers: the cornea, iris and the retina. It is one of the most adaptable organs and it's distinctness varies with individuals. It is the organ of sight.
HerbsPro: Eye Care, Canfo Natural Products, 900 mg, 60 Tabs
Eye strain is a serious problem, more than many realize. The liver is believed to nourish and moisten the eyes. When the liver is deficient in nutrients, common problems include blurry vision, myopia, floaters in the eyes, color blindness, or dry eyes. When there is heat in the liver, eyes are likely to be bloodshot, often with a painful or burning sensation. EyeCare focuses on the liver, providing it the nutrients it needs for overall liver health and wellness. Vegan, non-GMO project verified, and gluten free. Supports overall eye health and function. Designed for the heavy computer user, 100% natural herbal supplement.
HerbsPro: Eye Sentials, FoodScience of Vermont, 90 Caps
Eye-Sentials is an advanced nutritional supplement designed to maintain ocular health that may decline as a result of dietary deficiencies, aging, toxins, free radical exposure, stress, and sunlight. The formula includes the antioxidants Alpha Lipoic Acid and Beta Carotene; Bilberry Extract, which contains bioflavonoids that support healthy histamine levels and helps remove materials from the retina; Eyebright, an herb that is used extensively for dry, irritated eyes, and eye strain; L-Glutathione and Lutein to help protect the lens from UV rays; Taurine, essential for maintaining the structural integrity of the retina; Quercetin and Rutin, antioxidants to support capillary strength; and Lycopene, a phytonutrient from tomatoes with antioxidant properties.
HerbsPro: Preservision Eye Vitamin & Mineral With Lutein Supplements, Bausch & Lomb, 120 Softgels
HerbsPro: Clear Eye Herb Tea, Health King, 20 Tea Bags
Clear Eye Herb Tea is made of wild Dendrobium (dendrobii caulis), Solomon Seal (polygonati rhizoma) and Abalone Shell (haliotidis concha), Green Tea and Jasmine Flower. They provide dendroxine, dendramine, amino acids, calcium carbonate, etc. Traditional Chinese medicine uses them to nurture the eye and pacify the nervous system, protect retina, and improve eyesight.
HerbsPro: Similasan Irritated Eye Relief Drops, Similasan, 0.33 oz.
Similasan's unique Active Response Formula homeopathic medicine stimulates the eye's natural ability to relieve the redness, watery discharge, & burning associated with viral and environmental conjunctivitis. The active ingredients in Similasan Eye Drops work effectively with no known side effects and no known drug interactions.
HerbsPro: Eye Stress Homeopathic, King Bio Natural Medicines, 2 fl. oz.
Eye Stress Indications for Use: For fast relief of tense, tired, irritated, red, itchy and burning eyes due to eye strain, stress and overuse; intolerance to artificial light as from computers. For eyes that easily fatigue.
HerbsPro: Allergy & Red Eye Relief Homeopathic, King Bio Natural Medicines, 2 fl. oz.
Allergy & Red Eye Relief Indications for Use: For relief of allergy & red eye - dry, red, itchy, burning, swollen, inflamed, mucoid, watery, conjuntiva, sensitive eyes associated with allergies, hay fever, irritations, overuse.
HerbsPro: Platinum Eye Care Liquid, Natures Answer, 8 fl. oz.
Natural Strawberry Flavor. Synergistically combines vitamins, well known for their antioxidant support, along with minerals, protective phytonutrients, & carotenoids.
HerbsPro: Apricot Eye Care, Better Botanicals, 0.5 oz.
Tighten, brighten and strengthen delicate under-eye skin with this antioxidant power pack. Rejuvenate skin and even skin tone with Ayurvedic herbs rich in Vitamins A, C, B complex, organic protein and calcium. Fine lines will seem to melt away under this tender touch.
HerbsPro: Age Defying Eye Creme With Astazanthin & Pycnogenol, Derma-E, 0.5 oz.
Astazanthin & Pycnogenol Age-Defying Eye Crème is an intensive age-defying eye creme that soothes and moisturizes for velvety-smooth skin. Helps fight damage and improve the skin health to diminish the appearance of wrinkles for smoother, firmer, younger-looking eyes. Astazanthin and Pycnogenol are two of the most powerful antioxidants that counteract the signs of aging.
HerbsPro: Pycnogenol Eye Gel With Green Tea Extract, Derma-E, 0.5 oz.
Derma E Pycnogenol & Green Tea Extract Eye Gel combines the best of science and nature to offer you continuing benefits for the most vulnerable area of the skin's surface-the tissues surrounding your eyes. Derma E Pycnogenol & Green Tea are two powerful antioxidants that will penetrate your skin and fight the signs of aging by gently repairing and restoring damaged tissues, while an added ingredient, Witch Hazel, blends in to tighten up the eye area and promote smoothness. Your eyes will not only feel smooth and firm, they will look younger too. In many cases, Derma E Pycnogenol & Green Tea Extract Eye Gel will even help to reduce under eye puffiness caused by water retention. No animal testing.
HerbsPro: Revitalizing Eye Gel Organic Lavender, Avalon Organics, 1 oz.
Product description: for firmer, revitialized and radiant eyes. Brightens, hydrates and soothes delicate eye area with our Peptide Complex and Hyaluronic Acid to reduce the appearance of lines, puffiness and dark circles.
HerbsPro: Hawaiian Green Tea Eye Gel, Alba Botanica, 1 oz.
Alba's collection of natural Hawaiian beauty secrets made with tropical fruit and flower extracts, nourishing nut oils and certified organic aloe vera, revered for their curative and rejuvenating properties, are blended together to create exotic skin care products for soft, healthy, luminous skin. Skin friendly. Maui approved. Alba Hawaiian Skin Care products are made with only hypo-allergenic ingredients within the vegetarian ethic, and no animal testing. Certified organic aloe vera and green tea antioxidants soothe, smooth and protect delicate eye area. 100% Vegetarian Ingredients. No Animal Testing. PH Balanced.
HerbsPro: Opticlude Orthoptic Eye Patch, Regular, Nexcare, 20 Units
Highly breathable backing - 10 times better than Coverlet brand. Comfortable to wear. Absorbent non-stick pad. Ideal for treating Strabismus (lazy eye) and for use on tender skin. Extra gentle, hypoallergenic adhesive. Regular size patches measure 3.189 inches x 2.185 inches oval (81 mm x 55.5 mm).
HerbsPro: Opticlude Orthoptic Eye Patch, Junior, Nexcare, 20 Units
Doctor recommended. Gentle to skin. Sticks well, yet removes easily. Highly breathable backing. Comfortable to wear. Absorbent nonstick pad. Ideal for treating strabismus (lazy eye) or for use on tender skin. Extra gentle, hypoallergenic adhesive.
HerbsPro: Collagen Fibre Eye Pads With Myoxinol, Instant Firming, Reviva, 1 Kit
100% native collagen; amazing salon treatment for under-eye wrinkles, pouches, dark circles. Cut into strips for more economical usage.
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TYPES OF EYE PROBLEMS & DISORDERS
AROMATHERAPY: ESSENTIAL OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES
Allspice Leaf Oil Angelica Oil Anise Oil Baobab Oil Basil Oil Bay Laurel Oil Bay Oil Benzoin Oil Bergamot Oil Black Pepper Oil Chamomile (German) Oil Cajuput Oil Calamus Oil Camphor (White) Oil Caraway Oil Cardamom Oil Carrot Seed Oil Catnip Oil Cedarwood Oil Chamomile Oil Cinnamon Oil Citronella Oil Clary-Sage Oil Clove Oil Coriander Oil Cypress Oil Dill Oil Eucalyptus Oil Fennel Oil Fir Needle Oil Frankincense Oil Geranium Oil German Chamomile Oil Ginger Oil Grapefruit Oil Helichrysum Oil Hyssop Oil Iris-Root Oil Jasmine Oil Juniper Oil Labdanum Oil Lavender Oil Lemon-Balm Oil Lemongrass Oil Lemon Oil Lime Oil Longleaf-Pine Oil Mandarin Oil Marjoram Oil Mimosa Oil Myrrh Oil Myrtle Oil Neroli Oil Niaouli Oil Nutmeg Oil Orange Oil Oregano Oil Palmarosa Oil Patchouli Oil Peppermint Oil Peru-Balsam Oil Petitgrain Oil Pine-Long Leaf Oil Pine-Needle Oil Pine-Swiss Oil Rosemary Oil Rose Oil Rosewood Oil Sage Oil Sandalwood Oil Savory Oil Spearmint Oil Spikenard Oil Swiss-Pine Oil Tangerine Oil Tea-Tree Oil Thyme Oil Vanilla Oil Verbena Oil Vetiver Oil Violet Oil White-Camphor Oil Yarrow Oil Ylang-Ylang Oil Aromatherapy
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Using Essential Oils
AROMATHERAPY: HERBAL & CARRIER OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES
Almond, Sweet Oil Apricot Kernel Oil Argan Oil Arnica Oil Avocado Oil Baobab Oil Black Cumin Oil Black Currant Oil Black Seed Oil Borage Seed Oil Calendula Oil Camelina Oil Castor Oil Coconut Oil Comfrey Oil Evening Primrose Oil Flaxseed Oil Grapeseed Oil Hazelnut Oil Hemp Seed Oil Jojoba Oil Kukui Nut Oil Macadamia Nut Oil Meadowfoam Seed Oil Mullein Oil Neem Oil Olive Oil Palm Oil Plantain Oil Plum Kernel Oil Poke Root Oil Pomegranate Seed Oil Pumpkin Seed Oil Rosehip Seed Oil Safflower Oil Sea Buckthorn Oil Sesame Seed Oil Shea Nut Oil Soybean Oil St. Johns Wort Oil Sunflower Oil Tamanu Oil Vitamin E Oil Wheat Germ Oil
HELPFUL RELATED MOONDRAGON NUTRITION BASICS LINKS
MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Amino Acids Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Antioxidants Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Enzymes Information MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Herbs Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Homeopathics Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Hydrosols Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Minerals Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Mineral Introduction MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Dietary & Cosmetic Supplements Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Dietary Supplements Introduction MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Specialty Supplements MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Vitamins Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Vitamins Introduction
NUTRITION BASICS ARTICLES
MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: 4 Basic Nutrients MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Avoid Foods That Contain Additives & Artificial Ingredients MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Is Aspartame A Safe Sugar Substitute? MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Guidelines For Selecting & Preparing Foods MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Foods That Destroy MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Foods That Heal MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: The Micronutrients: Vitamins & Minerals MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Avoid Overcooking Your Foods MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Phytochemicals MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Increase Your Consumption of Raw Produce MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Limit Your Use of Salt MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Use Proper Cooking Utensils MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Choosing The Best Water & Types of Water
RELATED MOONDRAGON HEALTH LINKS & INFORMATION
MoonDragon's Nutrition Information Index MoonDragon's Nutritional Therapy Index MoonDragon's Nutritional Analysis Index MoonDragon's Nutritional Diet Index MoonDragon's Nutritional Recipe Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Therapy: Preparing Produce for Juicing MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Food Additives Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Food Safety Links MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Index MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Articles MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Back Pain MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Labor & Birth MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Blending Chart MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Essential Oil Details MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Links MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Miscarriage MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Post Partum MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Childbearing MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Problems in Pregnancy & Birthing MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Chart of Essential Oils #1 MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Chart of Essential Oils #2 MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Tips MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Uses MoonDragon's Alternative Health Index MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information Overview MoonDragon's Alternative Health Therapy Index MoonDragon's Alternative Health: Touch & Movement Therapies Index MoonDragon's Alternative Health Therapy: Touch & Movement: Aromatherapy MoonDragon's Alternative Therapy: Touch & Movement - Massage Therapy MoonDragon's Alternative Health: Therapeutic Massage MoonDragon's Holistic Health Links Page 1 MoonDragon's Holistic Health Links Page 2 MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Nutrition Basics Index MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Therapy Index MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Massage Therapy MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Hydrotherapy MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Pain Control Therapy MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Relaxation Therapy MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Steam Inhalation Therapy MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Therapy - Herbal Oils Index
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