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I have Macular Degeneration-Should I take Bilberry?

macular degeneration and bilberryI Have Macular Degeneration -  Should I Take Bilberry? Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), a low growing shrub that produces a blue colored berry, is native to Northern Europe and grows in North America and Asia.  It is naturally rich in anthocyanins which have anti-oxidant properties. During World War II, British pilots in...
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Bilberry

I have been taking bilberry 25% anthocyanidins for just over five months - in a lesser amount than suggested but I have definitely... Read More
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When Should I Stop Driving?

drivingOne of the hardest questions we deal with every day in the practice is when to tell people who are having difficulty with their vision to stop driving. Giving up your driving privilege is one of the most difficult realities to come to terms with if you have a problem that...
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Which Eye Diseases Run in Families?

Family History of Eye DiseasesIn adults the two main eye diseases that have a genetic link are glaucoma and age related macular degeneration (AMD). Glaucoma is a deterioration of the optic nerve caused by pressure in the eye or poor blood flow to the optic nerve. It has no symptoms at its onset. In most cases...
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Blue Light and Eye Health, Reality or Hype?

blue light and its eye health effectsIn trying to answer that question there are several topics we need to explore. Sunlight Exposure and Damage to the Eye. There have been multiple studies over the years that have shown that excessive exposure to sunlight may cause damage to the eye and the eyelids. There is a very strong...
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Is it wise to have cataract surgery if you have Macular Degeneration?

amdiolThis is a question we get asked very frequently. Let’s start with some background. 1.     Cataracts and Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) are both leading causes of visual impairment in the elderly population.  2.     Cataracts develop when the normal clear lens gets cloudy with age.  This is correctible with cataract surgery which...
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