“Wow! I Can See Again”

"My kitchen curtains really are white! I thought they were dirty and yellow and I've been washing them every week for the last year trying to get them clean." This is a typical comment of a patient who has just had the cataracts removed from their eyes. For those who could not see well enough…

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Plant-based Diets Reduce Risk of Cataracts

A British study of over 27,670 participants investigating the relationship between diet and the incidence of cataracts has found a progressive decrease in cataract risk with decreasing animal product consumption.  High meat eaters defined as eating >100 grams per day (about 4 ounces) had the highest rates of cataracts compared with moderate and low meat…

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Vitamins C and E Supplements Strike Out Again

A study of 14,641 older male physicians for an average of 8 years has quashed hopes that supplements of vitamins C and E might reduce the risk of cataracts. The rate of cataracts between those getting vitamin C or E instead of the placebo was almost identical. Researchers had hoped that longer supplementation might be…

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Facts About Cataracts

Cataracts are cloudy areas over the lens of your eye. As people age, they become more at risk for developing cataracts. It’s important to get them treated right away so they don’t cause permanent vision damage. Cataracts can be both genetic and environmental. Exposure to smoke, toxins, radiation and sunlight can put you at risk…

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