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Mirtogenol™….is It The Real Deal?

Written by Larry J Alexander OD FAAO Friday, 08 February 2013

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Larry J Alexander OD FAAO

Larry J Alexander OD FAAO

Dr. Alexander (1948-2016) was a 1971 graduate of Indiana University School of Optometry. He served in the US Navy then served as a Professor at the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Optometry. Larry contributed to a number of chapters in textbooks and has published three editions of Primary Care of the Posterior Segment, as well as contributed to the professional literature. He also lectured extensively in the area of ocular and systemic disease. His areas of special interest included dysfunctional tear syndrome, glaucoma and macular degeneration.  His lessons are the basis for this site and he will be dearly missed. 

Comments (10)

  • Steve Kuhl

    15 February 2013 at 16:35 | #

    I've been following this product the last year. Wish the studies were repeated or larger, but would love to hear from Dr's that have tried it so far. I have not used it simply doe to lack of data and concern of possible side effects having so few people in the studies. Nice web site.


  • Larry Alexander

    16 February 2013 at 17:05 | #

    I invite all comments as I find this fascinating. If you review Dr. Chous article on Pycnogenol, and look at the links I recently added you will get some sense as to the true power of these products.



  • Andy Miller

    22 February 2013 at 20:09 | #

    What were the sample sizes, and is the extract used in these compounds better and/or different than if we recommended that our patient eat bilberries? Would it require a truckload of bilberries to be eaten to consume the same amount of active ingredient?

    Also, if this works as well as the graphs indicate, why are we not hearing more about it?


  • Larry Alexander

    08 March 2013 at 18:50 | #

    All of your questions are answered in the body of the article. If you want your patients to eat bilberries and pine bark, that would work as well. Why are we not hearing more about this? It is new.


  • karen yelk

    19 May 2013 at 22:06 | #

    I have a question. If someone has an allergy to yeast and mold, mold being the concern here, can this product produce a skin reaction? I would really like to know as my skin is freaking out. Please get back to me as soon as your convenience karen


    • Larry Alexander

      20 May 2013 at 16:43 | #

      i have seen no reference to this but as you well know anything is possible. i would stop and see if the rxn disappears. if so we have the first report of this.



      • maria dunnigan

        15 February 2014 at 19:07 | #

        I use Mitrogenol for 1 year now, no side effects, at least I didn't see any on myself. I don't know if it helped I am scheduled to find out next week.


  • Siegfried Schmitt

    27 May 2013 at 16:05 | #

    I use Mirtogenol for more than one year , and it work really super. I also use at least 200mg Pycnogenol , because of my business stress ,
    The eye drops (4 differant brand , what I got from my Doctor , all raised
    my blood pressure , not Mirtogenol. Some times I have to take a second pill in the afternoon,when I loose clear reading in my right eye.
    I am 70 years old .


    • Eleni Romanou

      01 October 2013 at 16:55 | #

      Mr, Siegfried Schmitt's comments regarding long term use of Mirtogenol is very encouraging. I am a glaucoma sufferer and about to suggest to my ophthalmologist to support me in initiating this kind of combined Mirtogenol/Xalatan treatment for lowering my IOP. Considering that the post is dated May 2013, If there is any adverse side effect in the meantime I would appreciate knowing about it. Many thanks.



    08 December 2013 at 10:57 | #

    Interesting / possible pre glaucoma or early high interocular pressure


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