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Protect Your Eyesight

Eye Problems

Eye ProblemsWhat are eye problems?

Eye problems can come in many different forms, including macular degeneration, cataracts, dry eyes, and blurry vision.

What causes eye problems?

Eye tissue is rich in fatty acids and therefore is particularly prone to free radical damage. Light is an oxidant. When it strikes the fatty acids of the macular region, free radical oxidation damage may occur. Lutein, a potent antioxidant, may help maintain the integrity of the macular tissue where it is concentrated, and protect the blood vessels that supply the macular region. 

Many factors are contributed to eye problems such as injury, ultra violet light, diabetes, continual eye muscle strain, and surgery. Seeing sparks or flashes of light when the eyes are closed indicate stress. The eyes need to de-stress just as any other part of the body. To de-stress the eyes, blink regularly to lubricate. Other causes may include:

• deficiency in zinc, vitamin B-6, beta carotene, and bioflavonoids
• diets deficient in antioxidants.
• poor digestion
• diet high in hydrogenated fats

• high sugar diet, diabetes
• poor liver and kidney function

 


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