Vision benefits of resveratrol

Recently, Chinese researchers have verified that the polyphenol metabolites found in resveratrol are able to cross protective barriers and offer potential benefits to help protect vision. The polyphenol metabolites were found in the outer and the inner structures of the human eye. Researchers examined 35 eyes of men and women who were undergoing eye surgery […]

Mediterranean diet deters Macular Degeneration

More research has boosted the findings that a Mediterranean diet can lower the risk of developing macular degeneration. A Mediterranean diet is high in fish, fruit and grains and low in saturated fat and sweeteners. The most recent study involved over 5,000 people from all over Europe with an average age of 73.2 years. The […]

Silkworm cocoons may aid Macular Degeneration

Silkworm cocoons are the subject of research at Brisbane’s Queensland Eye Institute. Researchers are making fibroid cells using the cocoons and are looking to implant the fibroid cells into the eye. It is the goal of researchers to improve upon the current treatment for the wet form of macular degeneration, which involves injections into the […]

Diabetes risk doubled with 2 sweet drinks daily

Regardless of whether you consume two or more 200 – milliliter servings of sugar sweetened drinks or artificially sweetened drinks on a daily basis, a recent study found that your risk of developing type 2 diabetes is almost doubled. ¬†If your intake is more than 5 200 – milliliter servings a day then you have […]

Natural eye protein “clusterin” may hold key to treating dry eye

For millions of patients suffering from dry eye symptoms, relief may be found in a natural tear protein. New research brings to light a possible new therapy in treating dry eye syndrome symptoms. Clusterin is a protein that occurs naturally in tears and acts to protect cells and proteins. Researchers theorized that clusterin is depleted […]

Researchers successfully create human model of AMD using skin cells

Macular degeneration research using rodents as test subjects has been limited because rodents do not have a macula, which presents limitations in what can be learned. In order to overcome this obstacle, Dr. Stephen Tsang at Columbia University created a human model of AMD. Using skin cells from two people who had a high risk […]

National Eye Institute announces AREDS2 Results

The AREDS2 results were published May 5, 2013 by the National Eye Institute in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. Based upon the results, Dr. Krawitz recommends that you change to VisiVite AREDS2 Plus+ Gold Formula¬†when you are finished taking your current VisiVite supplement. The publication of these results can be found here: […]

Benefits of lutein and zeaxanthin confirmed

Results from a recent study which involved 172 patients with dry age-related macular degeneration showed that taking lutein, zeaxanthin, and omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids helped increase the optical density of the macular pigment. The study evaluated the administration of 10 mg of FloraGLO lutein, 1 mg of zeaxanthin and 100 mg DHA plus 30 […]

FDA approves Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System

Some patients suffering from retinitis pigmentosa will benefit from the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System. It is the first treatment for the inherited eye disorder and will be available for patients who are 25 years and older who have the advanced form of the disease. Retinitis pigmentosa causes […]

Sugar availability is associated with increased prevalence of diabetes

A recent cross-sectional study, published in the PLoS One, has shown that sugar availability is associated with increased diabetes prevalence. Diabetes prevalence has been increasing dramatically, with nearly 1 in 10 adults worldwide now affected by the condition. Previously, obesity was considered the major risk factor for diabetes, specifically type 2. Obesity was thought to […]