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1.Retinitis Pigmentosa
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of inherited eye diseases that can lead to severe visual problems. This disorder is named for the irregular clumps of black pigment that occur in the retina. In most forms of retinitis pigmentosa, cells in the retina called "rods" die. This leads to impaired night vision, as well as a decrease in ability to see ...
Score: 99%
 
2.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: 99%
 
3.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: 98%
 
4.Night Vision (Impaired)
The ability to see in poor light depends on the presence of a substance in the eye called rhodopsin, or visual purple. It is destroyed by bright light but rapidly regenerates in the dark. However, for some people, the adaptation to darkness or the recovery from glare takes an unusually long time. There is no medical treatment for this condition. Th...
Score: 93%
 
5.Glaucoma
Glaucoma is a group of related diseases that cause damage to the eye s optic nerve and result in visual impairment or blindness. Most often, glaucoma occurs in the presence of increased intraocular pressure (pressure inside the eye). However, glaucoma can also occur when intraocular pressure is normal (although treatment that reduces the pressure a...
Score: 92%
 
6.Alzheimer s Disease and Non-Alzheimer s Dementia
Alzheimer disease is the most common cause of dementia. Dementia is a loss in mental function that impacts daily life. The ability to learn, remember, and function is slowly lost. It is related to abnormal deposits of protein and twisted fibers in nerve cells in the brain. The cause of this is not known. Less common disease forms include those asso...
Score: 88%
 
7.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: 86%
 
8.Vitamin A
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble antioxidant that protects your cells against damaging free radicals and plays other vital roles in the body. However, it is potentially more dangerous than most other vitamins because it can build up to toxic levels. For this reason, it should be used with caution. It has long been assumed that beta-carotene supplements t...
Score: 86%
 
9.General Health and Well-being
While treating disease is important, there is no question that, if it were possible, most of us would prefer to prevent disease and also improve daily health and well-being. No drug can provide this benefit, but daily exercise and good nutrition will undoubtedly make a positive contribution. Homeopathic therapies have been proposed as well. Treatme...
Score: 83%
 
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: 83%
 

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