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MoonDragon's Health & Wellness
Eye Disorders & Problems
VASCULAR RETINOPATHY




BASIC INFORMATION


"For Informational Use Only"
For more detailed information contact your health care provider
about options that may be available for your specific situation.


normal retina vs retinopathy


DESCRIPTION

Vascular retinopathy is a general term for any of a group of disorders of the retina that arise from problems affecting the blood vessels, either locally (within the eye) or throughout the body. These problems can cause retinal hemorrhage (leakage from the vessels that transmit fluids of the eye), micro-aneurysms (abnormally enlarged blood vessels in the eye), retinal edema (the accumulation of fluid in the eye), and ultimately, loss of vision. Most cases are linked to diabetes or high blood pressure or both. Diabetic retinopathy is considered a form of vascular retinopathy. Pathological changes in the retina are associated with diseases such as arterial hypertension, chronic nephritis, eclampsia, and advanced arteriosclerosis. It is also known as retinal retinitis.




RETINOPATHIES - COMMON CAUSES


There are many causes of retinopathy. Some of the more common ones are listed below.




diabetic retinopathy


DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

Diabetes is a complex disorder characterized by an inability of the body to properly regulate the levels of sugar and insulin (a hormone made by the pancreas) in the blood. As diabetes progresses, the blood vessels that feed the retina become damaged in different ways. The damaged vessels can have bulges in their walls (aneurysms), they can leak blood into the surrounding jelly-like material (vitreous) that fills the inside of the eyeball, they can become completely closed, or new vessels can begin to grow where there would not normally be blood vessels. However, although these new blood vessels are growing in the eye, they cannot nourish the retina and they bleed easily, releasing blood into the inner region of the eyeball, which can cause dark spots and cloudy vision.

Diabetic retinopathy begins prior to any outward signs of disease being noticed. Once symptoms are noticed, they include poorer than normal vision, fluctuating or distorted vision, cloudy vision, dark spots, episodes of temporary blindness, or permanent blindness.

DIABETIC RETINOPATHY RECOMMENDATIONS

For recommendations about diabetic retinopathy, see diabetic links below and follow the dietary recommendations. If you have diabetes, make sure you to have an annual eye examination to detect the onset of retinopathy. If the disorder is detected in time, laser surgery to seal leaking blood vessels can help stem vision loss.

MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Diabetic Retinopathy

MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Diabetes

DIABETIC RETINOPATHY CONSIDERATIONS

One study reported that people with insulin dependent (Type 1) diabetes who controlled their blood sugar levels tightly were able to slow the pace of retinopathy by about 60 percent.

Researchers at the National Eye Institute induced a condition resembling diabetic retinopathy in dogs and then treated the animals with an experimental drug called sorbinil, which suppresses the action of an enzyme that converts excess sugar in the blood into an alcohol that seems to damage the retinal blood vessels. In this study, the sorbinil treatment totally blocked the progression of retinopathy.


NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS - DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

Unless otherwise specified, the following recommended doses are for adults over the age of 18. For a child between 12 and 17 years, reduce the dose to 3/4 the recommended dose. For a child between 6 and 12 years old, use 1/2 the recommended dose, and for a child under 6, use 1/4 the recommended dose.

NUTRIENTS
Supplement Suggested Dosage Comments
Vitamin A 25,000-50,000 IU daily. If you are pregnant, do not exceed 10,000 IU daily. Needed for all eye disorders. Use emulsion form for easier assimilation and greater safety at higher doses. Capsule forms put more stress on the liver.
Vitamin A, 10,000 IU, 100% Natural, Nature's Way, 100 Softgels
Plus
Natural Beta-Carotene
Or
Carotenoid Complex (Betatene)
25,000 IU daily.

As directed on label.
An antioxidant and precursor of vitamin A. Needed by all cells for repair and rebuilding. Enhances natural killer cell activity. Low beta-carotene levels have been associated with lung, bronchial, and stomach cancer.
Beta Carotene (Natural Dunaliella Salina), Nature's Way, 100% Natural, 25,000 IU, 100 Softgels,
Multi-Carotene Antioxidant, Nature's Way, 60 Softgels
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, Nature's Way, 20 mg, 60 Softgels,
Lutein Esters, 20 mg, 60 Softgels
And
Zeaxanthin
As directed on label. Needed for all eye disorders.
Visi Clear With Lutein, Bilberry, Zeaxanthin & Lycopene,
Shark Cartilage
(Benefin)
1 gram per 15 lbs of body weight daily, divided into 3 doses. If you cannot tolerate taking it orally, it can be administered in a retention enema. To prevent or possibly halt the progression of the condition by inhibiting the growth of tiny blood vessels in the eye that contribute to vision loss.
Shark Cartilage, NOW Foods, 750 mg, 100 Caps





Hypertensive Retinopathy Grade 4


HYPERTENSIVE RETINOPATHY

High blood pressure can affect the vessels in the eyes. Some blood vessels can narrow. The blood vessels can thicken and harden (arteriosclerosis). There will be flame-shaped hemorrhages and macular swelling (edema). This edema may cause distorted or decreased vision.

MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)





SICKLE CELL RETINOPATHY

Sickle cell anemia occurs mostly in blacks and is a hereditary disease that affects the red blood cells. The sickle-shaped blood cell reduces blood flow. People will not have visual symptoms early on in the disease - symptoms are more systemic. However, patients need to be followed closely in case neovascularization occurs.

MoonDragon's ObGyn Health: Sickle Cell Anemia





RETINAL VEIN & ARTERY OCCLUSION

Retinal vein occlusion generally occurs in the elderly. There is usually a history of other systemic disease, such as diabetes or high blood pressure. The central retinal vein (CRV), or the retinal veins branching off of the CRV, can become compressed, thus stopping the drainage of blood from the retina. This may occur if the central retinal artery hardens.

Symptoms of retinal vein occlusion include a sudden, painless loss of vision or field of vision in one eye. There may be a sudden onset of floating spots (floaters) or flashing lights. Vision may be unchanged or decrease dramatically.

Retinal artery occlusion is generally the result of an embolism that dislodges from somewhere else in the body and travels to the eye. Transient loss of vision may precede an occlusion. Symptoms of a central retinal artery or branch occlusion include a sudden, painless loss of vision or decrease in visual field. Ten percent of the cases of a retinal artery occlusion occur because of giant cell arteritis (a chronic vascular disease).

MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Atherosclerosis & Arteriosclerosis

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SOLAR RETINOPATHY

Looking directly at the sun or watching an eclipse can cause damage. There may be a loss of the central visual field or decreased vision. The symptoms can occur hours to days after the incident.




DRUG-RELATED RETINOPATHIES

Certain medications can affect different areas of the retina. Doses of 20-40 mg a day of tamoxifen usually does not cause a problem, but much higher doses may cause irreversible damage.

Patients taking chloroquine for lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or other disorders may notice a decrease in vision. If so, discontinuing medication will stop, but not reverse, any damage. However, patients should never discontinue medication without the advise of their health care provider.

Patients taking thioridazine may notice a decrease in vision or color vision.

These drug-related retinopathies generally only affect patients taking large doses. However, patients need to be aware if any medication they are taking will affect the eyes. Patients need to inform their health care providers of any visual effects.





RETINOPATHY DIAGNOSIS

The damaged retinal blood vessels and other retinal changes are visible to an eye practitioner when an examination of the retina (fundus exam) is done. This can be done using a hand-held instrument called an ophthalmoscope or another instrument called a binocular indirect ophthalmoscope. This allows the practitioner to see the back of the eye. Certain retinopathies have classic signs (for example, vascular "sea fans" in sickle cell, dot and blot hemorrhages in diabetes, flame-shaped hemorrhages in high blood pressure). Patients may then be referred for other tests to confirm the underlying cause of the retinopathy. These tests include blood tests and measurement of blood pressure.

Fluorescein angiography, where a dye is injected into the patient and the back of the eyes are viewed and photographed, helps to locate leaky vessels. Sometimes patients may become nauseated from the dye.





RETINOPATHY TREATMENT

Retinal specialists are ophthalmologists who specialize in retinal disorders. Retinopathy is a disorder of the retina that can result from different underlying systemic causes, so general health care providers should be consulted as well. For drug-related retinopathies, the treatment is generally discontinuation of the drug (only under the care of a health care provider).

Surgery with lasers can help to prevent blindness or lessen any losses in vision. The high-energy light from a laser is aimed at the weakened blood vessels in the eye, destroying them. Scars will remain where the laser treatment was performed. For that reason, laser treatment cannot be performed everywhere. For example, laser photocoagulation at the fovea would destroy the area for sharp vision. Panretinal photocoagulation may be performed. This is a larger area of treatment in the periphery of the retina; hopefully it will decrease neovascularization. Prompt treatment of proliferative retinopathy may reduce the risk of severe vision loss by 50 percent.

Patients with retinal artery occlusion should be referred to a cardiologist. Patients with retinal vein occlusion need to be referred to a health care provider, as they may have an underlying systemic disorder, such as high blood pressure.





RETINOPATHY PROGNOSIS

Non-proliferative retinopathy has a better prognosis than proliferative retinopathy. Prognosis depends upon the extent of the retinopathy, the cause, and promptness of treatment.




RETINOPATHY PREVENTION

Complete eye examinations done regularly can help to detect early signs of retinopathy. Patients on certain medications should have more frequent eye exams. They also should have a baseline eye exam when starting the drug. Persons with diabetes must take extra care to be sure to have thorough, periodic eye exams, especially if early signs of visual impairment are noticed. Anyone experiencing a sudden loss of vision, decrease in vision or visual field, flashes of light, or floating spots should contact their eye practitioner right away.

Proper medical treatment for any of the systemic diseases known to cause retinal damage will help prevent retinopathy. For diabetics, maintaining proper blood sugar and blood pressure levels is important as well; however, some form of retinopathy will usually occur in diabetics, given enough time. A proper diet, particularly for those persons with diabetes, and stopping smoking will also help delay retinopathy.

Frequent, thorough eye exams and control of systemic disorders are the best prevention.





FURTHER INFORMATION

American Academy of Ophthalmology
655 Beach Street
P.O. Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120-7424 www.eyenet.org

American Diabetes Association
1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
(800) 342-2383
www.diabetes.org

American Optometric Association
243 North Lindbergh Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63141
(314) 991-4100
www.aoanet.org

The Foundation Fighting Blindness
Executive Plaza I, Suite 800
11350 McCormick Road
Hunt Valley, MD 21031-1014
(888) 394-3937
www.blindness.org

Prevent Blindness America
500 East Remington Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(800) 331-2020
www.preventblindess.org





HOLISTIC RECOMMENDATIONS & NUTRITION


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 those over the age of 18. For a child between 12 and 17 years old, reduce the dose to 3/4 the recommended amount. For a child between 6 and 12 years old, use 1/2 the recommended dose, and for a child under 6, use 1/4 the recommended amount.

NUTRIENTS
Supplement Suggested Dosage Comments
Calcium 1,000 mg daily. A 2-to-1 ratio of calcium to magnesium helps microcirculation in the eye.
Calcium Ionic Mineral Supplement, Fully Absorbable, 700 +/- ppm, 16 fl. oz.,
Liquid Calcium W/ConcenTrace, Orange Vanilla, Trace Minerals, 1000 mg, 32 fl. oz.,
Cal-Mag Pre-Chelated Calcium & Magnesium, Vital Earth, 240 Gelcaps
Magnesium 500 mg daily. A 2-to-1 ratio of calcium to magnesium helps microcirculation in the eye. Works with calcium.
Magnesium Ionic Mineral Supplement, Fully Absorbable, 350 +/- ppm, 16 fl. oz.,
Just An Ounce Calcium & Magnesium Liquid, Almond Flavor, 16 fl. oz.,
Calcium & Magnesium Mineral Complex, 100% Natural, Nature's Way, 500 mg / 250 mg, 250 Caps
Selenium 100-200 mcg daily. Potent antioxidant and free radical scavengers. Free radicals have been implicated in damage to the retina and microcirculation in the eye.
Selenium Supplement, Yeast Free, NOW Foods, 200 mcg, 180 Caps,
Ionic Selenium, 300 mcg, 2 fl. oz., Trace Minerals,
Selenium Ionic Mineral Supplement, Fully Absorbable, 50 +/- ppm, 16 fl. oz.
Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) As directed on label. Potent antioxidant and free radical scavengers. Free radicals have been implicated in damage to the retina and microcirculation in the eye.
Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), Source Naturals, 2000 Units, 90 Tabs,
GliSODin Antioxidant Catalyst, NOW Foods, 100 mg, 90 VCaps
Vitamin A 75,000 IU daily. If you are pregnant, do not exceed 10,000 IU daily. Use emulsion form for easier assimilation and greater safety at higher doses. Carotenoids are good for all eye disorders. Important for rebuilding and repair of body cells. Vitamin A is important for good eye function and is also a powerful antioxidant.
Vitamin A, 100% Natural, Nature's Way, 10,000 IU, 100 Softgels,
Vitamin A, Fish Liver Oil, NOW Foods, 25,000 IU, 250 Softgels,
Dry Vitamin A & D, Nature's Way, 15,000 IU / 400 IU, 100 Caps,
Shark Liver Oil, NOW Foods, 400 mg With 10,000 IU Vitamin A, 120 Softgels
Plus
Natural Beta-Carotene
Or
Carotenoid Complex (Betatene)
As directed on label. An antioxidant and precursor of vitamin A. Needed by all cells for repair and rebuilding.
Beta Carotene (Natural Dunaliella Salina), Nature's Way, 100% Natural, 25,000 IU, 100 Softgels,
Multi-Carotene Antioxidant, Nature's Way, 60 Softgels
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, Nature's Way, 20 mg, 60 Softgels,
Lutein Esters, 20 mg, 60 Softgels
And
Zeaxanthin
As directed on label. Needed for all eye disorders.
Visi Clear With Lutein, Bilberry, Zeaxanthin & Lycopene,
Vitamin C With Bioflavonoids 2,000 mg daily. Improves circulation and aids in healing process. Vitamin C works with bioflavonoids to promote healing. Bioflavonoids are natural antioxidant and free radical destroyers. They help prevent eye damage and also relieve pressure from cataracts. People are generally deficient due to poor diet which does not include enough good quality fruits and vegetables.
Vitamin C Liquid w/ Rose Hips & Bioflavonoids, Kosher, Natural Citrus Flavor, Dynamic Health, 1000 mg, 16 fl. oz.,
Ester C With Bioflavonoids, Nature's Way, 1000 mg, 90 Tabs,
Vitamin C 1000 With Bioflavonoids, Nature's Way, 100% Natural, 1000 mg, 250 VCaps,
The Right C, Nature's Way, 1000 mg, 120 Tabs
Vitamin E 400 IU daily. Helps body healing process and it also serves as a powerful antioxidant and helps rid the body of free radicals. Vitamin E will boost the body's immune system.
Ester E Natural Vitamin E, California Natural, 400 IU, 60 Softgels,
Vitamin E, 400 IU, 100% Natural, NOW Foods, 100 Gels,
Vitamin E-1000, NOW Foods, 1000 IU, 100 Gels,
Vitamin E, d-alpha-tocopherol, 400 IU, 100 Softgels
Vitamin B Complex 100 mg of each major B vitamin daily (amounts of individual vitamins in a complex will vary). Needed for proper eye cell metabolism and improves intraocular cellular metabolism. They also help with stress, depression, and nervous system health.
Ultimate B (Vitamin B Complex), Nature's Secret, 60 Tabs,
Vitamin B-100 Complex, w/ Coenzyme B-2, Nature's Way, 631 mg, 100 Caps
Zinc 50 mg daily. Do not exceed a total of 100 mg daily from all supplements. Promotes healing of tissues. Deficiency in this mineral has been linked to eye disorders including vascular retinopathy. Use zinc gluconate lozenges or OptiZinc for best absorption.
Zinc Ionic Mineral Supplement, Fully Absorbable, 100 +/- ppm, 16 fl. oz.,
Colloidal Silver & Zinc Lozenges, Silva Solution, 90 Lozenges,
Zinc Lozenges W/ Echinacea & Vitamin C, Nature's Way, 23 mg, 60 Lozenges,
Zinc (Chelated), 100% Natural, Nature's Way, 30 mg, 100 Caps,


SUGGESTED DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS

PRODUCTS FROM SYMMETRY PRODUCTS:

  • Calcium Coverage: Multi-source calcium includes Coral calcium plus co-support.




  • FruitAMins: Children's complete daily vitamin and mineral supplement.




  • Future Star: Kids and teens nutritional supplement in drink form.




  • Protection 4 Life: Excellent daily supplemental health system.




  • Genesis: Liquid herbal detox and healing formula with Red clover, Dandelion plus more.




  • Advanced Omega: Flax seed, Borage seed, and omegas in one formula.




  • NutraPack: Complete daily supplement with all the vitamins and minerals.




  • Mega Juice: Healing extracts from fruits and vegetables, bioflavonoids and carotenoids.




  • ADULTS & TEENS

  • BotanaCleansePlus: Do this first to cleanse toxins and make the other supplements work better.




  • Protection 4 Life with Genesis: Has 4 products in it which all will benefit people with Vascular retinopathy or related eye and health problems. This kit includes:
      1. Advanced Omega
      2. Mega Juice
      3. NutraPack
      4. Genesis



    CHILDREN

  • Advanced Omega: Use 1 tablet a day.




  • Fruit-a-Mins or Future Star: Use normal dosage on the bottle.




  • OTHER LIFESTYLE CHANGES TO MAKE

  • Drink 6-8 glasses of steam distilled or quality water a day.

  • Reduce time watching TV.

  • Eat lots of raw fruits and vegetables (green leafy vegetables are great).

  • Juice is good! (Make your own with a juice machine or blender).

  • Do not drink coffee, alcohol, soda pop, other junk food drinks.

  • Do not eat processed foods, white sugar, white flour, etc.

  • Use stress relief like going for walks in the park.

  • Brown rice and millet are good to eat.

  • Avoid red meat and animal fats.

  • Reduce dairy products cheese, milk, and others.

  • Get plenty of restful sleep.

  • Get moderate exercise.

  • Do not smoke and avoid second hand smoke.

  • Meditation/prayer since it does help with all aspects of life and healing.





  • EYE CARE SUPPLEMENTS & PRODUCTS

    Information, supplements and products for eye-related problems.

    Alpha Lipoic Acid Nature's Supreme Antioxidant, by Rita Elkins, M.H., Paperback

    Rita Elkins discusses how this amazing free-radical scavenger has gained impressive credentials from the results of various studies and its use in Europe and elsewhere.
    Alpha Lipoic Acid, High Potency Vegetarian, With Grape Seed Extract & Bioperine, NOW Foods, 600 mg, 60 VCaps

    Known for it's powerful free radical fighting attributes, ALA is legendary in its ability to prolong the life span and effectiveness of partnering antioxidants, especially Vitamins C and E.
    Alpha Lipoic Acid, NOW Foods, 250 mg, 60 Caps

    Alpha-Lipoic Acid is a versatile water and fat soluble metabolic antioxidant. Another benefit is that it also acts as a potent free radical quencher and aids other vitamins in their antioxidant activities.
    Alpha Lipoic Acid With Rosemary, Nature's Way, Pharmaceutical Grade, 50 mg, 60 Caps

    Alpha Lipoic Acid is central to recycling other antioxidants like Vitamin E, Vitamin C, and GSH glutathione.
    Beta Carotene (Natural Dunaliella Salina), 100% Natural, Nature's Way, 25,000 IU, 100 Softgels

    Nature's Way Beta Carotene is 100% all natural from Dunaliella Salina.
    Bilberry Extract Tincture, 100% Organic, 2 fl. oz.

    Helpful with many different diseases of the eyes including vascular retinal disturbances, cataracts, diabetic-induced glaucoma, myopia, and all forms of eye strain.
    CamoClear Soothing Eye Wash, Herbal Eye Wash, CamoCare, 10 Single Use Droppers

    CamoClear Soothing Herbal Eye wash gives you instant, natural and long lasting relief for dry, tired or irritated eyes, due to dust, pollen, pollution, smoke irritants, sun glare, wind, swimming, air conditioning/heating and computer work.
    Clear Eye Herbal Tea, 20 Tea Bags

    To nurture the eye and pacify the nervous system, protect retina, and improve eyesight.
    Clear Eye & Sharp Ear, TCM Formula, Shanze Xiaozhi, 60 Caps

    Clear Eye & Sharp Ear Chinese Formulas are made of extracts from astragalus root, pueraria root, seashore vitex, common peony root, cimicifuge, phellodendron, licorice, cnidium, Chinese angelica root (Dong Quai) and ginseng.
    Clove (Caryophyllus Aromaticus) Powder, 4 oz. Bulk

    Today in America Clove is used to treat worms, viruses, candida, and various bacterial and protozoan infections, but is most commonly used externally to treat toothache and mouth and throat inflammation and to slow macular degeneration.
    Clove (Caryophyllus Aromaticus) Essential Oil, 2 fl. oz.

    Today in America Clove is used to treat worms, viruses, candida, and various bacterial and protozoan infections, but is most commonly used externally to treat toothache and mouth and throat inflammation.
    Clove (Caryophyllus Aromaticus) Tincture, 100% Organic, 2 fl. oz.

    Clove oil is a natural toothache remedy, an herbal remedy for parasites and slows macular degeneration.
    CoQ10, Vegetarian Coenzyme, NOW Foods, 30 mg, 60 VCaps

    A coenzyme for several key steps in the production of energy within each cell, and an antioxidant important in its clinical effects. It is these two properties make CoQ10 one of the best supplements available today.
    Digestive Enzymes, 750 mg, 100 Caps

    Since cooking destroys many of the digestive enzymes in food, taking plant fiber-based digestive enzymes aids in digesting even the heaviest meal.
    Dry Eye Relief Eye Drops, Homeopathic, 0.33 fl. oz.

    Eye Doctor recommended Similasan Eye Drops for dry, red eyes stimulate the eye's natural ability to fight dryness and clear redness due to smog, stress, age, contact lens wear, etc.
    Essential Fatty Acids, By Deborah Lee

    "Woodland Health Series". Describes the benefits and functions of the three essential fatty acids, linoleic acid, linolenic acid and arachidonic acid.
    EyeFactor HA÷ for Healthy Vision with HA, Hyalogic, 120 Count

    Hyaluronic acid makes up 95% of the fluid inside the eye. Acts as a shock absorber for the eye and also serves to transport nutrients into the eye.
    Eye Formula (Internal) Tincture, 100% Organic, 2 fl. oz.

    Use for eye disorders such as pink eye, conjunctivitis, cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and weak, tired eyes.
    Eye Support Formula With Bilberry, Lutein & Antioxidants, NOW Foods, 60 Caps

    NOW "Health Care Provider Recommended" Eye Support Formula eye supplement offers a full range of antioxidant nutrients which may aid in maintaining some visual functions with Lutein and Bilberry.
    Fisol Fish Oil Supplement, EPA DHA, Enteric Coated, Nature's Way, 500 mg, 90 Softgels

    Fisol, enteric coated, fish oil supplement delivers 30% EPA and 20% DHA. The unique coating withstands stomach acid so Fisol dissolves in the small intestine and maximizes the body's absorption of Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids.
    Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Standardized, Nature's Way, 60 mg, 120 VCaps

    Nature's Way Ginkgo biloba extract is a technically and scientifically advanced herbal extract standardized to 24% Ginkgo flavone glycosides and 6% terpene lactones, supported by whole Gotu Kola herb.
    Ginkgold, Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Vegetarian Standardized, Nature's Way, 60 mg, 150 VCaps

    Backed by over 35 years of extensive research, including over 400 published scientific and clinical studies, Nature's Way Ginkgold ginkgo biloba extract has been proven to support healthy circulation to the brain as well as the extremities.
    Ginkgo Leaf (Ginkgo Biloba) Powder, 4 oz. Bulk

    Modern research has confirmed that the ginkgo flavone glycosides and the terpene lactones do indeed produce these results, increasing circulation to the brain and other parts of the body as well as exerting a protective action on nerve cells.
    Grape Seed Extract, Standardized, Nature's Way, 100 mg, 30 Caps

    Nature's Way Standardized Grape Seed Extract are technically and scientifically advanced herbal product.
    Kombucha 2000, Concentrated Kombucha Capsule, 30 Caps

    Concentrated Kombucha Capsules are new to the market, but Kombucha 2000 is one of the very first successful kombucha tea producers in the United States.
    Magnesium Citrate Complex, Nature's Way, 250 mg, 100 Caps

    Nature's Way Magnesium Citrate is an advanced chelate from which enhances absorption of magnesium by providing excellent solubility.
    Nature's Way Ginkgold Eyes Plus Lutein, 20 mg, Vegetarian, Eye Supplement, 60 Caps

    Nature's Way Ginkgold eye supplement supports visual function and is the only Ginkgo extract shown to stimulate activity in all areas of the brain
    Neuromins DHA Supplement (Docosahexaenoic Acid), Nature's Way, 100 mg, 60 Softgels

    Neuromins brand high quality DHA Supplement is sourced from microalgae and fortified with Vitamin C and E.
    Once Daily Multi-Vitamin With Iron, All Natural, Lactose Free, Nature's Way, 100 Tabs

    Nature's Way Daily Multi Vitamin with Iron provides many of the essential nutrients that modern diets may lack. They are useful for protection, growth and maintenance of body systems as they age.
    Selenium, 100% Natural, 200 mcg, 100 Caps

    Selenium is an essential component of glutathione, the body's most potent natural antioxidant system. It is a popular choice in many antioxidant regimens.
    Selenium Ionic Mineral Supplement, Fully Absorbable, 50 +/- ppm, 16 fl. oz.

    WaterOz Ionic Selenium is pure liquid Selenium supplement. Selenium promotes normal body growth, enhances fertility, encourages tissue elasticity and is a potent antioxidant that naturally reduces the retention of toxic metals in the body. Selenium is crucial for the proper functioning of the heart muscle and there is evidence that it can help the body fight cancer.
    Shark Cartilage, NOW Foods, 750 mg, 100 Caps

    Shark cartilage is taken to ease the pain and inflammation of arthritis and other bone and joint ailments. Popular as an alternative treatment for cancer, shark cartilage is taken both to slow the growth of existing tumors and in smaller daily doses to prevent new cancers.
    Sure Sight Liquid Formula, Eye Supplement, Dairy Free & Kosher, Dynamic Health, 8 fl. oz.

    Sure Sight Liquid Eye Supplement helps maintain vision and eye health.
    Synthovial Seven, Pure Hyaluronic Acid, Hyalogic, 1 oz.

    Hyaluronic Acid (HA) has been proven by numerous medical studies to alleviate pain and suffering from arthritis of the knee and other joints.
    Taurine, Free Form, NOW Foods, 500 mg, 100 Caps

    Taurine is a conditionally essential amino acid which is not utilized in protein synthesis, but is mainly found free in most tissues, especially throughout the nervous system.
    Ultra Ginkgo Plus Rhodiola & Eleuthero Endurance Formula, 10 ml Vials, 30 Vials

    Ultra Ginkgo Plus Rhodiola & Eleuthero Endurance Formula combines Tibetan Rhodiola and Eleuthero.
    Visi Clear With Lutein, Bilberry, Zeaxanthin & Lycopene, 60 Caps

    Visi Clear Eye Vitamin with Lutein and Bilberry is one of the few products that provide both lutein and whole kale and Zeaxanthin, another powerful carotenoid, to maximize antioxidant activity.
    Vision Formula With Lutein & Bilberry, Eye Supplement, 60 Caps

    Vision formula with Lutein & Bilberry Eye Supplement supports normal eye function by utilizing Lutein, a key carotenoid found in fruits and vegetables, which protects the retina by blocking harmful blue light.
    Vitamin A, 100% Natural, Nature's Way, 100 Softgels

    Nature's Way Vitamin A is 100% natural from fish liver oil. It contains no artificial ingredients or preservatives.
    Vitamin B-12 Supplements & Products

    An assortment of various B-12 products.
    Vitamin C 1000 With Bioflavonoids, Nature's Way, 100% Natural, 1000 mg, 250 VCaps

    Nature's Way Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids provides antioxidant protection for many of the body's important enzyme systems.
    Vitamin C 500 With Bioflavonoids, Nature's Way, 100% Natural, 500 mg, 250 VCaps

    Vitamin C 500 With Bioflavonoids provides antioxidant protection for many of the body's important enzyme systems.
    Vitamin E (D-Alpha-Tocopherol Acetate), 100% Natural, NOW Foods, 400 IU, 250 Softgels

    Vitamin E is a major antioxidant and the primary defense against lipid peroxidation. It is particularly important in protecting the body's cells from free radical/oxidative damage.
    Wolfberry Tincture, Goji Juice Concentrate (Lycium Barbarum), 100% Organic, 2 fl. oz.

    Wolfberry (Goji) has healing benefits of nourishing and strengthening the eyes, liver, kidneys and nourishing the blood.
    Zinc Chelate, 100% Natural, Zinc Supplement, Nature's Way, 30 mg, 100 Caps

    Nature's Way chelated Zinc supplement is 100% natural chelated with an advanced amino acid complex for superior absorption.





  • Herbal Remedies: Eye Problem Information






  • NOTIFY YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER IF...

  • You or a family member (such as a child) is having problems distinguishing colors or find colors confusing. This member may need to be tested for color blindness.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • You have any unexpected or unusual symptoms. There may be underlying health issues that need to be addressed.


  • 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.





  • TYPES OF EYE PROBLEMS & DISORDERS

    Maintaining Healthy Eyes
    Bags Under The Eyes
    Bitot's Spots
    Blepharitis
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