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 […]

Alzheimer’s study looking for recruits

If you are at least 50 years of age and have a diagnosis of probably or mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease, then you may eligible to participate in a Phase II clinical study of resveratrol. The study is designed to determine the safety, tolerability and effectiveness of Resveratrol on cerebrospinal fluid and other biomarkers for the treatment […]

You won’t cry your eyes out if you drink alcohol

Dry Eye and drinking don’t mix. In a recent study in the prestigious professional journal, Ophthalmology, researchers found that drinking alcohol worsened dry eye. Specifically, they analyzed tear film and ocular surface changes in 10 healthy subjects and controls who drank a measured dose of alcohol with a meal at dinner. When the alcohol waded its […]

Obesity Linked to Poor Vision Quality

Obesity is a serious health epidemic here in the United States.  The number of overweight adults in our country has nearly doubled in the last 30 years.  Most experts attribute this to overeating and a more sedentary lifestyle. Almost every Obesity related health issue has the potential to damage your eyes or your sight.  Excess body weight predisposes a […]

Vitamin D may help prevent AMD

British researchers believe that vitamin D may hep prevent or reverse age-related macular degeneration.

Supplements might not contain full ingredients listed

Some vitamin manufacturers claim a bounty of premium eye vitamin ingredients, including both Lutein and Zeaxanthin, while putting less of the stuff in the bottle than is listed on the label. In some cases, less than 1% of what is claimed!