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MAINTAINING HEALTHY6 EYES
Eye Health, Disorders & Problems


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  • General Eye Health Description
  • Eye Health Frequent Signs & Symptoms
  • Eye Health & Computer Use Causes
  • Eye Health Conventional Medical Treatment
  • Herbal Recommendations
  • Diet, Nutrition & Lifestyle Recommendations
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Notify Your Health Practitioner
  • Eye Care Supplement & Support Products




  • GENERAL EYE HEALTH DESCRIPTION

    Our eyes are connected with the rest of our body through common vessels and nerves. Many diseases have signs that are detected in the eyes. It is common for eye care professionals to work with other health care providers when such diseases are detected and diagnosed. In fact eye signs may be the first indicators of a change in our general health.

    COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAM

    There are three types of specialists who deal with the eyes:

    1. Ophthalmologists are medical health practitioners who are eye specialists. They diagnose and treat eye disease, perform eye surgery, give eye tests, and prescribe corrective lenses.

    2. Optometrists are not medical health practitioners, but they are licensed by the state to give eye tests and treat non-surgical eye problems. They can prescribe corrective lenses, and in some states they can prescribe medication as well.

    3. Opticians fill prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses. Only 26 states require opticians to be licensed.

    A comprehensive eye exam includes a vision and eye health evaluation. The eye health evaluation starts at the front of your eye (cornea) and proceeds to the back of the eye (retina). It involves dilation, which makes your pupil enlarged allowing your eye care provider to see all of your retina to check for glaucoma, macular degeneration, detachments and other eye diseases. The vision evaluation provides you with a glasses prescription. If contact lenses are an interest then an appointment for a fitting may be made. If you wear contact lenses currently, notify the receptionist when making the appointment so more time can be set aside to evaluate the lenses and the contact lens fit.





    COMMON EYE CONDITIONS FREQUENT SIGNS & SYMPTOMS


    nearsightedness


    MYOPIA (Near Sightedness)

    The eye's refracting power is too strong for the length of the eyeball. This results in the light not reaching the retina and blurry vision is perceived in the distance.


    farsightedness


    HYPEROPIA (Far Sightedness)

    The eye's refracting power is too weak for the length of the eyeball resulting in light focusing behind the retina. Blurry vision is perceived near and maybe at far. When we are younger, our visual system easily overcomes this condition for distance objects and symptoms are not noticed. However, it takes more work from our visual system to view objects up close so we are usually symptomatic at near. As we age, our visual system is not robust enough to overcome our refractive error and blur is noticed more often. Have you ever wondered why you never had to where glasses your whole life until now?


    astigmatism


    ASTIGMATISM

    The main refracting surface of the eye is the cornea. People with astigmatism have corneas that are shaped like a football (ellipse) rather than a perfect sphere like a basketball. This causes a distortion of the light that hits the retina creating blur in all distances.


    PRESBYOPIA (My Arms Are Too Short)

    As we age, our visual system becomes unable to accommodate for objects up close. There are many theories to this inevitable condition. It could be that our lens becomes too thick for the eye muscles to move or our eye muscles may deteriorate and become too weak to move the lens.


    CATARACTS

    Our lens which is normally transparent develops a clouding resulting in a decreased transmittance of light. No one knows the mechanism for this change but it has been suggested that advancing age, hereditary, injury, disease, excessive ultraviolet exposure, cigarette smoking, and the use of certain medications are all risk factors. It is most commonly found in the elderly but may be seen in younger people as well. Some symptoms that are experienced include glare especially with oncoming headlights, trouble with night vision, reduced contrast and reduced color perception. When the cataract develops to the point that it interferes with your daily activities your optometric care provider can refer you to an eye surgeon who may recommend surgery. After surgery is performed, your optometric care provider can continue with your eye care needs. For more information, search the American Optometric Associations web site at www.aoanet.org.

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Disorders: Cataracts


    GLAUCOMA

    Glaucoma is a disease resulting from our eye's inability to handle its internal pressure. This creates a loss of nerve fiber layer in your retina and vision loss. Peripheral vision is affected first and then it may result in central vision loss. The causes and mechanisms of glaucoma are not well understood. Some risk factors are known and include, a family history of glaucoma, African American descent, diabetics, and those very near sighted. There are no symptoms of glaucoma until significant vision loss has occurred. However, current technology can detect glaucoma early and is continually improving. Therefore, vision loss can be prevented with yearly comprehensive eye exams. It is treatable through the use of medicated eye drops. Glaucoma can be diagnosed and treated by your optometric care provider. For more information, visit the American Optometric Association at www.aoanet.org and the Glaucoma Foundation web site at www.glaucoma.com.

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Disorders: Cataracts


    AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION (ARMD)

    ARMD is the leading cause of blindness in the United States for people over 65. It is a breakdown of retinal tissue in the macula area. It is the area we use when looking at objects. There are two types. The first is a dry form for which there is currently no treatment. The second is a wet form named because the macula area is surrounded by small leaky blood vessels. The wet form may respond to laser treatments. The cause of ARMD is relatively unknown. However current research has strongly suggested that preventative measures early in life with emphasis on nutrition and minimal ultraviolet exposure may reduce the risk of developing ARMD. You may obtain a copy of an age related macular degeneration pamphlet at www.agingresearch.org. Also visit the American Optometric Association's web site at www.aoanet.org.

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Disorders: Macular Degeneration


    DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

    Diabetes is a disease that involves our tissues' inability to use and store sugar leading to many health problems throughout our body, including the eye. Diabetic retinopathy is due to a weakening of small blood vessels that nourish our retinas. These blood vessels may begin to leak, swell, or develop new fragile vessels and pathways. These changes can result in a loss of vision if left undetected. Once areas of your retina have been damaged it is usually permanent. Therefore it is essential for you to visit your optometric care provider yearly for a retinal evaluation. The risk of diabetic retinopathy can be reduced by taking your prescribed medication, sticking to your diet, exercising regularly, controlling high blood pressure and avoiding excessive alcohol and smoking. Additional information can be found on the American Optometric Association's web site at www.aoanet.org and the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org.

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Disorders: Diabetic Retinopathy


    DRY EYES

    Dry eye is a common condition that many of us suffer from daily. Its symptoms include burning, irritation, redness, gritty sensation, watering, and stinging. Dry eyes may also result in infection and corneal scarring if left untreated. It can be caused by many different factors. We may have decreased tear production. We may have clogged oil glands resulting in quick tear evaporation. We may not drink enough water and too much caffeine. We may suffer from a disease causing dry eyes. We may be on medications that dry our glands. We may live in a dry environment. We may live in a house with poor air quality. We may work in an office that uses forced air. We could go on and on. In addition to its many causes, there are also many treatments. Your optometric care provider can suggest an over the counter lubricating artificial tear. It is important when purchasing them to avoid those that say to get the red out. "Get the red out" drops constrict your blood vessels in your eye preventing nourishment and resulting in increased symptoms. Drink more water and reduce caffeine intake is important to maintain tear production. Warm compresses opens oil glands so that the tear layer can stay on the eye longer.

    PUNCTAL PLUGS

    The use of punctal plugs, also known as lacrimal plugs, can be an effective step in treating moderate to severe dry eye that is unresponsive to artificial tear drops and ointments. The tears drain into the nose via the tear ducts and blocking this outflow is a reasonable strategy to keep the tears in the eye for a longer time. The term 'puncta' refers to the opening of the tear ducts on the eyelid margin. Plugs that can be inserted inside the tear ducts to block them are called 'punctal plugs'. Punctal plugs increase the comfort level and lower the frequency of artificial tear use in most dry eye patients. The decreased artificial tear use may be economically beneficial, considering the high cost of preservative-free artificial tears. If all else fails or to avoid added hassle, then a placement of punctal plugs may be for you. A punctum is a hole on our eye lid margin toward our nose from where our tears drain. An optometric care provider may be able to use a plug to keep your tears from draining out your puncta and increase the time that they remain on your eye preventing dryness. If you are interested in this procedure contact us for an appointment to evaluate your eyes and discuss your options.

    Aging Eye: Punctal Plugs For Dry Eye
    All About Vision: Dry Eyes Relief
    Dry Eye Zone: Punctal Plugs & Intracanalicular Plugs

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Disorders: Dry Eyes


    STRABISMUS (Eye Turn, Wandering Eye)

    Strabismus defines a condition where one eye turns in or out while the other is pointed straight ahead. Some causes of this condition include an uncorrected refractive error, tissue mass, eye muscle paresis, a fibrotic muscle, or general health change. An eye turn may produce symptoms such as double vision, suppression of one eye's image, and difficulty with depth perception. Possible treatments include lenses, prisms, vision therapy and/or surgery.


    AMBLYOPIA (Lazy Eye)

    Amblyopia is the inability to have 20/20 vision even with corrective lenses. It is most commonly found in one eye but may occur in both. It may be secondary to an eye turn (strabismus), different refractive errors in each eye, and/or high amounts of refractive error. It can be preventable by having children's eyes examined as early as six months old to correct the various visual conditions that may result in amblyopia.





    SELF-ASSESSMENT GUIDE FOR COMPUTER USERS

    With this checklist, the more "YES" answers there are, the better. This is particularly important for intensive computer users (more than 5 hours per day at the computer) as well as moderate computer users (3 to 5 hours per day at the computer).
    YES
    NO

    Are the shoulders relaxed, elbows close to the sides (i.e. arms are not reaching), forearms roughly horizontal and wrists straight while using the keyboard?

    If no, adjust the chair height and/or keyboard height.
     
     

    Is there some space in front of the keyboard to allow the user to rest the wrists when not actively keyboarding?

    If no, try to provide about 2 to 3 inches of space for the wrists and palms to rest on when not actively keyboarding. Also, ensure that the wrists and palms are not resting on sharp edges or similar pressure points.
     
     

    Do the wrists remain "free" and not resting on the desk surface or wrist rest while actively keyboarding?

    If no, try to avoid "planting" the wrists and palms on surfaces such as the desk or a wrist rest since this tends to cause deviation of the wrists. Use those surfaces when not actively keyboarding.
     
     

    When seated, is the lower back well supported and remain in contact with the backrest of the chair while performing computer work?

    If no, consider the following:
    • Adjust the backrest of the chair (i.e. adjust height, move backrest forward horizontally, adjust tilt).
    • Try a pillow or strap-on back support to ensure that the back is in contact with the backrest.
    • Try a footrest to assist with sitting posture.
     
     

    While sitting, are the knees bent (about 90°) and the thighs roughly horizontal?

    If no, adjust height of chair accordingly.
     
     

    When seated, is there a space about the width of a clenched fist between the back of the knee and the front of the chair?

    If no, move the backrest forward horizontally or try adding a pillow or strap-on back support to help "shorten" the length of the seat pan.
     
     

    When seated, can the feet rest comfortably on the floor?

    If no, the keyboard height may need to be lowered or a footrest may be required.
     
     

    While seated at the workstation, are the ears, shoulders and hips lined up vertically?

    If no, make necessary adjustments to the chair height, the angle of the backrest, keyboard height, viewing distance and/or the height of the computer monitor.
     
     

    Is the mouse or other pointing device located close to, and at about the same height as, the keyboard?

    If no, bring the mouse device closer to the keyboard, at about the same height. The upper arm should be close to the body and the elbow should be bent (about 90°) and close to the sides. The wrist should be relatively straight, not deviated to the left or right or up or down.
     
     

    Is a document holder available for frequently used documents or reference materials?

    If no, use a document holder that is positioned to either side of the monitor or, if the workstation permits it, prop the documents "in-line", between the monitor and keyboard.
     
     

    Are frequently used items such as files, telephone, etc. placed within easy reach?

    Avoid frequent above shoulder reaches or frequent twists or turns of the spine.
     
     

    Does the user take frequent vision breaks for refreshing the eyes?

    If no, and the user often experiences dry, itchy, irritated, tired eyes and/or headaches and eyestrain, remember that for every 30 minutes of intensive computer users, rest the eyes by glancing away from the monitor and focusing on a distant object for about 15 seconds before resuming work on the computer.
     
     

    Does the user take physical breaks and move about frequently during the day (such as stretching exercises performed at the desk, moving or walking about to perform different tasks, changing sitting postures, etc.)?

    If no, remember that for every hour of intensive computer use, try to take about 5 minutes away from the computer to stretch, perform a different task, etc. Humans cannot remain in one position for hours on end without feeling aches and pains.
     
     

    Is the top of the computer screen at about eye level or slightly lower?

    If no, and neck/shoulder discomfort is a problem, adjust the height of the monitor accordingly (ensure that the monitor is on a stable surface).
     
     

    Are the characters on the monitor easy to read?

    If no, and eyestrain/headaches are a problem, consider the following:
    • Adjust the contrast/brightness levels on the monitor.
    • Check distance from the monitor (should be about arm's length).
    • Check for sources of direct or reflected glare.
    • Check the level of overall illumination in the area.
    • Adjust font size, screen colors.
     
     





    HEALTH EYES CONVENTION MEDICAL TREATMENTS

  • When you are outdoors, exposure to sunlight can be damaging. The recommendation is that people who must deal with prolonged exposure should wear ultraviolet (UV) protective sunglasses that block both types of UV rays, UV-A and UV-B. UV-A is ultraviolet radiation with a wavelength of 320 to 400 nanometers. It passes right through the earth's ozone layer. UV-B is ultraviolet radiation with a wavelength of 280 to 320 nanometers. The ozone layer absorbs most of this radiation, but a small amount gets through and can cause cataracts, pterygia (benign lesions that grow on either side of the cornea), and skin cancer. This especially is true for children, and their sunglasses should be as good or better than those of an adult. In other words, buy real sunglasses, not the kiddy models. Look for polycarbonate lenses, which are light, shatterproof, and optically sound.

  • According to a report in Ocular Diagnosis & Therapy, ocular abnormalities can be hastened by anti-infective agents, diazepam (Valium), halopenridol (Haldol), some antidepressants, quinine, and sulfa drugs.

  • People who work at computers every day are at risk for eyestrain, headaches, blurred vision, dry or irritated eyes, sensitivity to light, double vision, and after-images.

  • People who wear contact lenses need to take precautions against eye damage because of the increased risk of injury and infection associated with them.

  • Two recent studies have shown that leaving contact lenses in place for more than 24 consecutive hours can result in ulcerative keratitis, a condition in which the cells of the cornea are rubbed away by the contact lens, leading to infection and scarring. If not properly treated, this condition can cause blindness. Users of extended wear lenses are 10 to 15 times more likely than other people to develop ulcerative keratitis, according to The New England Journal of Medicine. If ordinary daily-wear lenses are left in place overnight, the risk rises to the same level.

  • Some contact lenses are designed to be worn overnight. Oprifocan A (JSK Orthokeratology Contact Lenses of Overnight Wear) are rigid, gas-permeable contact lenses used to temporarily correct nearsightedness. Worn while sleeping, the lenses apply slight pressure to the center of the cornea, causing it to flatten. When the lenses are removed, the flattened cornea redirects light onto the retina at an angle that can compensate for nearsightedness. The cornea slowly regains its normal shape throughout the day so the lenses must be worn every night to maintain corrected vision.

  • Excise lasers, which break chemical bonds rather than produce heat, are used to shave dense superficial corneal scars so that people can see again. The scars must be no deeper than 1/3 the thickness of the cornea.

  • Radial keratotomy is a surgical procedure in which a series of incisions is made in the cornea to alter its shape, in the hope of improving vision. It remains a controversial method of treating myopia (nearsightedness).

  • Abnormalities in one or more of the six muscles that move the eyes, or a lack of coordination among these muscles, can result in a cross-eyed or walleyed condition. These muscles can be exercises and relaxed to improve their function. The internal muscles likewise can be exercised to improve the focusing ability of the eyes, both near and far.

  • If you wear glasses, wear clear spectacles that have been treated to keep out ultraviolet rays. This will help protect against damage from ultraviolet exposure. Avoid wearing tinted eyeglasses for this purpose, especially on a regular basis; dark glasses prevent needed light from entering the eyes. The functioning of the pineal gland, which plays an important role in the regulation of metabolic, behavior, and physiological functions, is largely governed by sunlight.

  • Never use hair dyes containing coal tar on the eyelashes or eyebrows; doing so can cause injury or blindness. Although coal-tar dyes are legal, marketing them for the eyebrows and eyelashes is not.

  • Be careful when using drugs, whether prescription or over-the-counter. Some may cause eye problems. Drugs that can cause damage to the optic nerve, retina, or other vital parts of the eye include:
    • Adrenocorticotropic hormone, or ACTH (Acthar, Cortrosyn).
    • Allopurinol (also sold under the brand name Zylorpim), which is used for gout.
    • Anticoagulants such as heparin and warfarin (Coumadin).
    • Aspirin.
    • Corticosteroids, such as dexamethasone (Decadron)
    • Hydrocortisone (Cortenema, Hydrocortone, Solu-Cortef, VoSol HC)
    • Prednisone (Blephamide, Hydeltra-T.B.A.), and prednisone (Deltasone).
    • Chlorpropamide (Diainese), which is used for non-insulin dependent diabetes.
    • Diuretics, antihistamines, and digitalis preparations. All of these can cause disturbances in color distinction.
    • Indomethacin (Indocin), an arthritis medication.
    • Marijuana.
    • Nicotinic acid (niacin), if used for long periods.
    • Streptomycin.
    • Sulfa drugs.
    • Tetracycline.





    HERBAL RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Bayberry Bark, Cayenne (Capsicum), and Red Raspberry Leaf, taken by mouth, are beneficial. The Bayberry is useful for warding off infectious diseases and fever, improving circulation and immune system boosting. It has tonic, stimulant, and astringent properties. Cayenne is a circulatory stimulant, antiseptic, nerve tonic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant. It helps to normalize blood pressure and fights bacterial infections. Red Raspberry Leaf is a highly nourishing source vitamins and minerals, a healing tonic.

  • Bilberry Leaf (Vaccinium myrtillus) isused in connection with vascular and blood disorders. It shows positive effects when treating varicose veins, thrombosis, and angina. Bilberry extract has been shown to improve both normal and night vision. Bilberry is high in bioflavonoid complex anthoscyanosides. It supports healthy vision. It is helpf with many dirfferent diseases of the eyes including vascular retinal disturbances, cataracts, diabetic-induced glaucoma, myopia, and all forms of eye strain. Bilberry is useful for maintaining a healthy digestive system, and is an anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant.

  • Bilberry is long-thought to be a fruit that helps improve your night vision. It is closely related to the Cranberry and high in a bioflavonoid that helps your eyes have more of the purple pigment rhodopsin, which helps you to see better. A flavonoid is a pigment, like purple, that has an excellent antioxidant quotient to help your body fight off free radical damage. Bilberry and Bioflavonoids are so well-regarded as a way to help night vision that British pilots in World War II are said to have consumed bilberry jam in order to improve their night vision. Consuming flavonoids like Bilberry has been linked with a reduction in heart disease, macular degeneration, legal blindness and even cancer. Recommended minimum dosage of Bilberry Extract (25-percent anthocyanosides): 60 mg daily. Recommended minimum dosage of Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex: 250 mg daily.

  • Eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis) is beneficial for the eyes. It can be taken orally in capsule or tea form. Eyebright grows wild in meadows, pastures, and grassy areas of Bulgaria, Hungary, and the former Yugoslavia. Eyebright tea can also be used as an eyewash. Use one teaspoon of Eyebright herb per cup boiling water. Let brew for 10 mintures.

  • Eyebright is an herb long said to help eye inflammation. Eyebright can be useful as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory herb and as an astringent, as it helps to tighten the membranes around your eyes while improving circulation around them. The tannins in Eyebright help reduce inflammation and bring more Vitamin A and Vitamin C to your eyes. Eyebright is truly an herb with a fitting name. Recommended minimum dosage of Eyebright Extract 10-percent: 50 mg daily.

  • Eyebright Blend can be taken in capsule form made with Eyebright Herb (Euphrasia officinalis), Goldenseal Root (Hydrastis Canadensis), Dandelion Root (Taraxacum officinale), and Red Raspberry Leaf (Rubus idaeus), Fennel Seed (Foeniculum vulgare), Slippery Elm Bark (Ulmus rubra). Take 2 capsules (860 mg) dosage twice a day with meals or a glass of water. Include Silica 6X, Sodium Chloride 6X (Natrum Muriaticum), Ferrum Phosphate 3X to 6X, Potassium Phosphate 3X to 6X (Kali Phosphoricum), and Sodium Phosphate 3X to 6X (Natrum Phosphoricum)for homeopathic support. This unique blend is formulated using the holistic principle that herbs properly combined are greater than the total of each herb separately. The herbal blend is prepared with a homeopatically prepared mineral formula designed to work with the herbs in the blend. Available commercially as Solaray Eye Blend SP-23 (Eyebright).

  • The ancient herb Ginkgo Biloba, an antioxidant, has been confirmed by numerous studies to increase blood flow to your retinas. This increased blood flow to your retinas can help to delay retinal deterioration and damage, improving your visual acuity. Ginkgo has been shown in some studies to be particularly useful to those suffering from macular degeneration and retinas damaged by diabetes. Recommended minimum doage Ginkgo Biloba Extract 25-percent: 25 mg daily.

  • HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR EYES

    Eye strain and minor eye injuries can sometimes be helped by using homeopathic remedies. Eye strain resulting from too many hours of looking at a computer screen, reading, or detailed work can produce tired eyes that ache and burn, water, have an increased sensitivity to light, or experience blurry vision. Minor eye irritations,from smoke, smog, or pollens, and slight injuries, such as a scratched cornea from a contact lens, dirt, or dust, may also be relieved by homeopathy. As always, if there is any doubt about the severity of a condition involving the eyes, it is best to check with your health care provider.

  • Aconite Napellus 6C: When there is irritation from foreign matter in the eye, Aconite napellus may bring relief from pain, watering, and heightened sensitivity to light. Aconite napellus 6C can be taken three to four times per day, and discontinued when the discomfort stops.

  • Ruta Graveolens 6C: Ruta graveolens is most likely to be helpful in cases of eye strain where the eyes burn and water after long periods of visual effort, such as reading, computer work, or embroidery. The eyelids may become somewhat swollen and itchy, and the eyes may be more sensitive to light than usual. Ruta graveolens 6C can be taken two to three times, a few hours apart, continuing only as long as symptoms persist.

  • Arnica 6C: If the eyes feel sore and bruised, especially after time spent looking off into the distance, then both rest and Arnica may offer some relief. The muscles of the eyes may ache and feel tired. Arnica 6C can be taken two to three times, a few hours apart, discontinuing as symptoms improve.

  • Apis Mellifica 6C: This remedy may be helpful in cases of rapid onset of very watery, burning, and stinging eyes. Symptoms are puffy eyelids and sensitivity to light. Apis mellifica is useful for symptoms caused by bright light (for example, snow blindness). Apis mellifica 6c can be taken in the amount of one dose every hour, up to six doses, then three times daily; its use should be reduced when improvement is noted.

  • HOMEOPATHY DOSAGE INSTRUCTIONS

    Select the remedy that most closely matches the symptoms. In conditions where self-treatment is appropriate, unless otherwise directed by a health care provider, a lower potency (6X, 6C, 12X, 12C, 30X, or 30C) should be used. In addition, instructions for use are usually printed on the label.

    Many homeopathic health care providers suggest that remedies be used as follows: Take one dose and wait for a response. If improvement is seen, continue to wait and let the remedy work. If improvement lags significantly or has clearly stopped, another dose may be taken. The frequency of dosage varies with the condition and the individual. Sometimes a dose may be required several times an hour; other times a dose may be indicated several times a day; and in some situations, one dose per day (or less) can be sufficient.

    If no response is seen within a reasonable amount of time, select a different remedy.

    See Homeopathic Therapy for more information about homeopathy and Homeopathic Potencies about dosing information.





    DIET, NUTRITION & LIFESTYLE RECOMMENDATIONS

    Like all other parts of the body, the eyes need to be nourished properly. In addition to making sure that the eyes are not strained by too much intense close work or inadequate light, proper eye care includes a healthy diet containing sufficient amounts of vitamins and minerals.

    DIETARY CONSIDERATIONS

  • In order to promote good eyesight, you must make sure your diet contains the proper amounts of the B Vitamins; Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E; and the minerals Selenium and Zinc. Fresh fruits and vegetables are good sources of these vitamins and minerals; include plenty of these in your diet, especially yellow and yellow-orange foods such as Carrots, Yams, and Cantaloupes. A well-balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables can help keep your eyes healthy.

  • Because the light-absorbing retinal pigment is composed of Vitamin A and Protein, which are continually being used up as images are formed, adequate supplies of these nutrients are vital for proper eye function.

  • The combination of nicotine, sugar, and caffeine may temporarily affect vision.

  • Ophthalmologist and author Gary Price Todd, M.D. says that the use of margarine and vegetable shortening is dangerous for those with certain eye disorders. Butter and vegetable oils can be used as substitutes. For those who must undergo eye surgery, he suggests taking a Multivitamin and Multimineral supplement the evening before the operation, preferably a formula including Vitamin A (10,000 IU), Vitamin C (1,000 mg), and Vitamin E (1,200 IU). He recommends continued use of these nutrients, plus Copper (2 mg) and Zinc (20 mg) daily, after surgery. Caution: If there is bleeding involved or you are prone to bleeding, you should not take vitamin E two days or less before surgery. You can resume taking Vitamin E after surgery. This is a temporary situation. The dosage given is not the recommendation of the author.
  • Sea Mussel is a source of protein that aids in the functioning of eye tissues and the secretion of eye fluids.

  • Zinc may help reduce vision loss because it is a factor in the metabolic functioning of several enzymes in the chorioretinal complex (the vascular coating of the eye). Never take more than 100 mg daily, however.

  • Include the following in your diet: Broccoli, raw Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Green Food vegetables, Squash, Sunflower Seeds, and Watercress.

  • Drink fresh Carrot juice. This can help to prevent or alleviate some eye problems. Taking two tablespoons of Cod Liver Oil daily can also be helpful. Both are rich in Vitamin A.

  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Therapy: Juicing

  • Eliminate sugar and white flour from your diet.





  • NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

    The following nutrients are important for healing once appropriate local treatment has been administered. 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
    Very Important
    Desiccated Liver
    As directed on label. A good source of many important vitamins and minerals. Use only liver derived from organically raised beef.

  • Desiccated Liver Supplement Products
  • Free Form Amino Acid Complex
    As directed on label. Take with water or juice. Do not take with milk. Take with 50 mg Vitamin B-6 and 100 mg Vitamin C for better absorption. For necessary protein. Free-form amino acids are assimilated best.

  • Amino Acid Complex Supplement Products
  • Plus
    L-Glutathione
    500 mg daily, on an empty stomach. Take with water or juice. Do not take with milk. Take with 50 mg Vitamin B-6 and 100 mg Vitamin C for better absorption. For necessary protein. Free form amino acids are assimilated best.

  • Glutathione Supplement Products
  • Plus
    N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC)
    500 mg daily, on an empty stomach. Take with water or juice. Do not take with milk. Take with 50 mg Vitamin B-6 and 100 mg Vitamin C for better absorption. For necessary protein. Free form amino acids are assimilated best.

  • NAC Supplement Products
  • Multivitamin
    As directed on label. All nutrients are needed in balance.

  • Multivitamin Supplement Products
  • Multimineral
    As directed on label. All nutrients are needed in balance.

  • Multimineral Supplement Products
  • Eye Care Nutrients
    As directed on label. Use eyecare formulas that provide many eye strengthening nutrients, as well as protective and antioxidant substances, to support and nourish the eyes.

  • Eye Care Supplement Products
  • Taurine
    (Taurine Plus)
    As directed on label. Taurine is associated with Zinc in maintaining eye function. It is present in the retina of the eye in high concentrations. Use the sublingual form, if available.

  • Multivitamin Supplement Products
  • Vitamin A
    25,000 to 50,000 IU daily. If you are pregnant, do not exceed 10,000 IU daily.. Promotes healthy skin, hair, and eyes. Needed for all eye disorders.

  • Vitamin A Supplement Products
  • Plus
    Beta Carotene
    & Carotene Complex
    As directed on label. Needed for all eye disorders.

  • Beta Carotene & Carotene Complex Supplement Products
  • Plus
    Lutein
    As directed on label. Lutein can help protect the retina from harmful ultraviolet (UV) light and free radicals. Needed for all eye disorders.

  • Lutein Supplement Products
  • Zeaxanthin
    As directed on label. Needed for all eye disorders High level antioxidant.

  • Zeaxanthin Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-Complex
    100 mg daily of each major B-Vitamin twice daily (amounts of individual vitamins in a complex will vary). The B-Vitamins help support all the nerves, including the optic nerve. Improve intraocular cellular metabolism.

  • Vitamin B-Complex Supplement Products
  • Vitamin C
    With
    Bioflavonoids
    2,000 mg 3 times daily. An antiviral and immune system enhancer. An antioxidant that reduces intraocular pressure and when taken over a period of years, may help to prevent cataracts.

  • Vitamin C Supplement Products
  • Bioflavonoids Supplement Products
  • Vitamin E
    200 to 800 IU daily. Important in healing and immunity. An important antioxidant and free radical destroyer. Helps to prevent scarring and tissue damage. Use d-alpha-tocopherol form.

  • Vitamin E Supplement Products
  • Selenium
    400 mcg daily. Do not exceed 40 mcg daily. Among other antioxidant effects, this mineral many help prevent cataracts and macular degeneration. Caution: Do not take supplemental Selenium if you are pregnant or have heart, kidney, or liver disease.

  • Selenium Supplement Products
  • Zinc
    50 mg daily. Do not exceed a total of 100 mg daily from all supplements. Works as an antioxidant. Deficiency has been linked to retinal detachment. May inhibit retinal detachment and slow macular degeneration. Use Zinc Gluconate lozenges if available, or OptiZinc for best absorption.

  • Zinc Supplement Products





  • NOTIFY YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

    Consult your health care provider if you develop any of the following conditions:
    • Change in pupil size.

    • Eye pain or pain on eye movement.

    • Impaired vision.

    • Intolerance to light.

    • Known exposure to gonorrhea or chlamydia.

    • Swelling, tenderness, or redness around the eyes.


  • If you have a young child or a baby who exhibits any signs of eye infection, have the child evaluated by a health care professional.
  • You are having problems with your vision and/or suspect an infection of your eye.
  • You have allergies that may be causing visual problems.
  • You have any increase of symptoms.
  • You have been exposed to toxic substances that are affecting your eyesight.
  • You have any unexpected or unusual symptoms. There may be underlying health issues that need to be addressed.
  • You 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.

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    EYE CARE SUPPLEMENTS & PRODUCTS

    Information, supplements and products for eye health care, including cataracts, dry eyes, and other eye-related conditions.

    EYE CARE & SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

  • Alive Multi-Nutrient Products
  • Alpha Carotene Supplement Products
  • Antioxidant Complex Products
  • Beta Carotene Products
  • Bilberry Herbal Poducts
  • Bioflavonoids Supplement Products
  • Brewers Yeast Products
  • Carotene Complex Products
  • Carrot Herbal Products
  • Castor Oil Supplement Products
  • Cod LIver Oil Supplement Products
  • EFA Supplement Products
  • Emu Oil Products
  • Eyebright Herbal Products
  • Eye Care Products
  • Eyelash Care Products
  • Eye Stye Care Products
  • Fish-Salmon Oil Supplement Products
  • Flaxseed Herbal 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
  • Pinkeye Supplement Products
  • Prenatal Multi-Nutrient Products
  • Selenium Supplement Products
  • Taurine Supplement Products
  • Vitamin A Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-2 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-3 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-12 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-Complex Products
  • Vitamin C Supplement Products
  • Vitamin E Supplement Products
  • Zeaxanthin Supplement Products
  • Zinc Supplement Products



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    EYE CARE SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

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    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.


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    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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  • PINK EYE (CONJUNCTIVITIS) EYE CARE PRODUCTS

    AMAZON PRODUCTS

    Amazon: Pink Eye Supplement Products
    Amazon: Conjunctivitis Supplement Products


    Amazon: Pink Eye Relief, TRP Company, 0.33 oz.
    PinkEye Relief is a homeopathic, sterile eye drop used to provide temporary relief from redness, burning, watering, inflammation, sensation of grittiness and overnight crusting in the eyes. This homeopathic formula stimulates the body's natural ability to temporarily relieve these symptoms.



    Amazon: Irritated Eye Relief Drops, Similasan, 0.33-oz Bottle
    Similasan's unique Active Response Formula for Pink Eye Relief stimulates the eye's natural ability to relieve the redness, watery discharge & burning associated with viral and environmental conjunctivitis. Can be used alone, or in conjunction with OTC medications and RX prescriptions. Does not contain harsh chemicals and is safe for extended use. Will not sting or burn. No known side effects or contraindications.



    Amazon: Eyebright Drops, Wisdom of the Ages, 1 fl. oz.
    Eyebright Drops formulated with natural ingredients for moisturizing, cleansing and rejuvenating the eyes. Contains the benefits of organic Eyebright Herb and MSM in a convenient eye drop. Eyebright Drops serves as an eye tonic to promote good eye health and reduce the discomfort associated with various ocular disorders including vision, eye strain, irritations, conjunctivitis (pinkeye), and dry or weeping eyes. Eyebright naturally contains astringent compounds (agents that shrink tissues and blood), which help reduce redness and naturally brighten and enhance the beauty of the eyes.


  • Nutrition Basics: Eye Care Supplement Information





  • TYPES OF EYE PROBLEMS & DISORDERS

    Maintaining Healthy Eyes
    Bags Under The Eyes
    Bitot's Spots
    Blepharitis
    Bloodshot Eyes
    Blurred Vision
    Cataracts
    Colorblindness
    Conjunctivitis (Pinkeye)
    Corneal Ulcer
    Diabetic Retinopathy
    Dimness or Loss of Vision
    Dry Eyes
    Eyestrain
    Floaters
    Glaucoma

    Itchy or Tired Eyes
    Macular Degeneration
    Mucus In The Eyes
    Photophobia
    Pinkeye
    Retinal Edema
    Retinal Hemorrhage
    Retinitis Pigmentosa
    Scotoma
    Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
    Stye
    Thinning Eyelashes
    Ulcerated Eye
    Ulcerated Eyelid
    Vascular Retinopathy
    Xerophthalmia






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    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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    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
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    Castor Oil
    Coconut Oil
    Comfrey Oil
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    Poke Root Oil
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    Rosehip Seed Oil
    Safflower Oil
    Sea Buckthorn Oil
    Sesame Seed Oil
    Shea Nut Oil
    Soybean Oil
    St. Johns Wort Oil
    Sunflower Oil
    Tamanu Oil
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