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Many people suffer with eye health and eye problems,much more than being short or long sighted and needing glasses. There are also very many other conditions of the eye that are not so easily corrected, and our eyesight is of paramount importance. The latest evidence shows that people taking statins may be more prone to cataracts, even more than those who suffer from diabetes. It seems that this condition can be improved through diet and exercise. Scientists have been investigating which nutrients affect which part of the eye.

Dietary therapy should be considered for those people who seem to have a variety of untreatable problems. Vitamins C and E are very important in preventing free radicals from damaging the eye. When the eyes have enough vitamin E damage can be prevented or even stopped from getting any worse.

Excessive light can also be a problem. Eyes are particularly susceptible to sunlight, it’s a good idea to wear sunglasses, combined with a change in diet.

Glaucoma is usually treated with surgery or medication, and many cases are probably due to vitamin A deficiency. Too much alcohol destroys vitamin A, as do highly processed foods and sugar.

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in underdeveloped countries. During most of our lives, lens tissue can be repaired, although it is mostly thought to be wear and tear, but even in in later life, a dietary improvement can make a difference. Worth experimenting with, as the other alternative is an operation to repair or replace the lens.


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