Leafy Greens Help Prevent Glaucoma

A large retrospective analysis of men and women found those who ate more leafy greens had a lower risk for primary open-angle glaucoma (POA)--especially cases with early paracentral visual field loss. It is thought nitric oxide plays a role in ocular blood flow and the development of POA.  Eighty percent of nitrate intake comes from leafy…

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Another Problem with Sleep Apnea

The optometrist leaned back in his chair. To Chuck, it looked like a position in which to deliver bad news. “Chuck, take a look these results of your visual field test.” “Yeah, I noticed that you took longer on this test than the last time. I thought the test would never be over,” Chuck commented,…

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The Silent Killer of Eyes

Does everyone know about the Silent Killer? High Blood Pressure? How high blood pressure can exist silently – without symptoms – for years until the sudden heart attack or stroke happens? There is also a silent killer of eyes – glaucoma.Three million Americans have glaucoma – about 1 in a 100. Only half of them…

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