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March is National Nutrition Awareness

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March is National Nutrition Month. Making better nutritional choices can lead to better eye health and better overall health. Foods rich in vitamins C and E, zinc, lutein, zeaxanthin, and omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA are good for eye health, according to the Age-Related Eye Diseases Study (AREDS) and other large research studies. Eye-healthy food choices include citrus fruits, vegetable oils, nuts, whole grains, dark green leafy vegetables, and cold water fish. Patients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration should ask their doctor if they may benefit from a specific formula of vitamin supplements called the AREDS II formula vitamins. Finally, diabetic patients can preserve their long-term vision by keeping their blood glucose under control with a low glycemic-index diet.


Genetic Study

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New study on how genes can be a marker for two causes of blindness

http://www.aao.org/eye-health/news/genetic-research-amd-glaucoma-causes