THERE ARE NEW STUDIES SUPPORTING A TRIUMVERATE COCKTAIL
This update is in response to the continuing controversy regarding the importance of supplementation with carotenoids, specifically regarding the benefits of mesozeaxanthin, purportedly a semi-synthetic formulation. There have been additions to the research regarding this issue, but none-the-less the rhetoric has become quite contentious.
The issue of blocking blue light to minimize the risk of eye disease has appeared in the eye care literature for some time now. The issue is multifaceted involving the connection to cataract development, the relationship to age-related macular degeneration, the issues of photokeratitis (snow blindness) and the overall relationship to behavior. The ill-effects of excessive sun exposure are well known to the Inuits and protection has been a part of their culture for decades.
... so make sure you read this
As a doctor, we recommend nutritional supplements for a number of reasons. Among those are dry eye and macular degeneration. In both cases the patients often have dry mouths as well. When you have a dry mouth, it is harder to swallow things. When you have trouble swallowing the worst thing that you can do is put a large chunk of something in your mouth that is inherently a bit sticky or very dry and try to swallow it. Enter the Omega 3 1000 mg soft gel or any other vitamin supplement or pill. So which one of these in the picture is most likely to get “stuck?”
Case Lesson #3
- 80 yo Hx dry ARM taking nutritional supplement since 2005
- BCVA 20/20- OD and 20/25 OS
- increase in appearance of hard crystalline macular deposits by observation
Case Lesson #5
- 65 YO
- HX DRY ARM BCVA 0.63 OD AND 0.80 OS DOWN FROM 1.0/1.0 18 MONTHS AGO
- MORE CONFLUENCE OF “SOFT DRUSEN” NOTED ON EXAMINATION