Archive for the ‘Eye Health’ Category
In the eyes are called the mirror of the soul, but can be much more than that. Analyzed by a physician, may be the window to discover certain symptoms that indicate other conditions in the body. Although it may seem strange, many diseases manifest themselves through the eyes, such as diabetes and heart problems. Here we have other examples, so you’re careful and do not neglect your yearly visit to the ophthalmologist.
What useful and important are the eyes! Can you imagine a day without them? Constantly working for us, allowing us to see the world around us. They also have their own “language” and without saying a word, they can express joy, sorrow and anger. To a trained specialist, the eyes may even say more: not only show symptoms of conditions that affect them directly, such as glaucoma or cataracts, may also show signs related to some other medical condition like diabetes or problems hearts. Read the rest of this entry »
When required medical treatments
Sometimes the dryness requires medical attention to avoid complications. Probably the ophthalmologist (a doctor specializing in eyes) will prescribe eye drops or lubricants stronger, they need counter (counter), or medication to relieve inflammation and to maintain healthy layer of tears. You may need an antibiotic to combat a disease that is drying up the eyes. In extreme cases, surgery is used. Read the rest of this entry »
Some complications that may arise
Normally, dry eyes do not tend to give more problems. But you have to be alert. If the surface of the eye is too dry, the risk of infection. If that happens, it can affect the cornea, which thins to form scars and becomes punctured, causing vision problems and sometimes even loss of vision.
What you can do at home
Although there is no cure for dry eye, there are many things you can do on your own to alleviate it. For example: Read the rest of this entry »
Are there risk factors?
Yes there are. In general, dry eyes, although annoying, does not lead to vision loss or serious problems in the view. It is more common in women, especially after a certain age and people of Asian origin. Other risk factors:
- Menopause. Increases the chances of developing dry eyes. However, postmenopausal women who are on hormone replacement therapy, especially estrogen, are at increased risk for dementia, than those not taking hormones. Read the rest of this entry »
If you suffer from dry eyes, you are not alone. It is a very common condition, affecting a large proportion of the population, especially after 40 years, more women than men. Luckily, it is difficult to treat and often presents great dangers.
Suddenly, you feel like you have eyes full of sand, until it hurts close eyelids! The view makes you blurry and the light bothers you. Do not worry, you’re experiencing the most common symptoms of dry eye syndrome. You know what it is? Here we explain.
The eyes are usually covered by several layers of tears. In fact there are three layers: the thin and consists of deep mucin (a form of mucus), the middle, which is the largest and thickest, consists basically of a solution of water and salt, and the more superficial a thin layer of lipids (fats or oils), whose main function is to reduce the evaporation of salt water layer beneath. These layers keep the welfare of the eyes and good vision, and a problem in any of the three layers, affects the production of tears. Excessive evaporation of the brine layer is typically the result of a deficiency in the surface layer. Read the rest of this entry »
Vitamins are vital substances. The human body is capable of producing only a fraction of them. A small amount of some vitamins are produced by intestinal bacteria and are used by the body, but for most of the vitamins the human body depends on food supply. Vitamins are organic substances, often components of the enzymes, biocatalysts, the body. Until today have identified 13 vitamins.
Today we know that vitamins are not a homogeneous group of substances, but have enough differences in their chemical composition. They play a lot of different functions involved, among others, in blood clotting, nerve functions, growth, reproduction, defense against infections, digestion and eye function.
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Lutein: Studies have shown that 3.10 mg of lutein daily increase the amount of lutein in the eye and may reduce the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts.
Zinc: It is the most abundant trace element in the eye and a critical component of the antioxidant system in the eyes. Zinc is known to decrease with age. One study has suggested that this mineral may also prevent macular degeneration. Zinc is involved in the metabolism of the retina.
Ginkgo: Ginkgo has shown itself capable of capturing free radicals in the retina. Additionally, increases circulation and protect capillaries.
Copper: It is necessary to prevent copper deficiency can occur when taking a zinc supplement.
Riboflavin and Niacin: The use of these vitamins is associated with reduced risk of cataracts.
Vitamins A, C and E: Nutritional antioxidants reduce free radical activity and thus the damage caused by them, overriding factor in the development of degenerative diseases of the eye.