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1.Cataracts
The lens of the eye sends a picture onto the retina at the back of the eye. The retina makes sense of it and sends messages to the brain. A cataract is a clouding of the lens. This causes blurry eyesight. You may also not be able to see colors the right way if it turns yellow. This is common in older adults. It is treated with surgery. There is lit...
Score: 99%
 
2.Bilberry
Bilberry is a plant that is in the same family as the blueberry. Its berries and leaves have been used to treat eye problems, diabetes, and infections. It can be taken as a pill, juice, syrup, powder, or tea. 500 milligrams once per day Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at 1106577 /tnp/Natural and Alternative Tre...
Score: 97%
 
3.Lutein
Lutein, a chemical found in green vegetables, is a member of a family of substances known as /epnat/herb_supp/carotenoids doc 104659 carotenoids . /tnp/pg000311 doc 21547 Beta-carotene is the most famous nutrient in this class. Like beta-carotene, lutein is an /tnp/pg001664 doc 21907 antioxidant that protects our cells against damage caused by dang...
Score: 97%
 
4.Diabetes, General
Diabetes is a problem with insulin levels. Glucose is a form of energy from foods that you eat. Insulin is needed to move glucose from the blood into cells for energy. If there isn t enough insulin, glucose will build up in the blood. It can lead to short and long term health problems. Over time, regular high blood glucose can lead to problems with...
Score: 95%
 
5.Zinc
Zinc is an important element that is found in every cell in the body. More than 300 enzymes in the body need zinc in order to function properly. Although the amount of zinc we need in our daily diet is tiny, it's very important that we get it. However, the evidence suggests that many of us do not get enough. Mild zinc deficiency seems to be fairly ...
Score: 92%
 
6.Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss. It is a deterioration of the central portion of the retina called the macula. The macula is needed to create focused and detailed central vision. Later stages of AMD can make it hard to see fine details. Over time, AMD progresses to legal blindness. The cause of AMD is not cl...
Score: 92%
 
7.Flaxseed Oil
Flaxseed oil is derived from the hard, tiny seeds of the flax plant. It has been proposed as a less smelly alternative to fish oil. Like fish oil, flaxseed oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, a type of fat your body needs as much as it needs vitamins. However, it's important to realize that the omega-3 fatty acids in flaxseed oil aren't identical to ...
Score: 89%
 
8.Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (ACE Inhibitors)
Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors) block the conversion of a naturally occurring substance, angiotensin, to a more active form. These medications are widely used to treat hypertension as well as congestive heart failure and other conditions. Drugs in this category include Arginine is an amino acid that has been used to improv...
Score: 89%
 
9.Sjogren s Syndrome
Sjogren syndrome (SS) is a disorder of the immune system. The body s immune system mistakenly attacks its own tissue. In this case it, it affects the mucus membranes and certain glands. These glands produce moisture such as tears, saliva, and sweat. Common symptoms include dry eyes, dry mouth, problems swallowing, swollen glands, and dental cavitie...
Score: 87%
 
10.Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA)
GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) is one of the two main types of essential fatty acids . These are "good" fats that are as necessary for your health as vitamins. Specifically, GLA is an omega-6 fatty acid. (For more information on the other major category of essential fatty acids, omega-3, see the article on /tnp/pg000504 doc 21684 fish oil .) Th...
Score: 87%
 

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