Cardiovascular risk not affected by carotenoids

Cardiovascular outcomes were also analyzed as part of the second Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) to determine the impact that supplements containing omega-3s, lutein and zeaxanthin had on cardiovascular disease risk. Previous diet studies had suggested that high intake of omega-3 fatty acids can reduce rates of cardiac death. 4,203 people were randomly selected […]

Cardiovascular risk factors play a role in cataracts

Since the carotid artery supplies blood to the eye, damage to the artery can cause cataracts by reducing ocular circulation.

Study Finds No Link Between Statins and Risk of Advanced AMD

There is good news for people who take statins to reduce their cholesterol levels. A study published in the December 2009 issue of Ophthalmology concludes that the use of statins is not associated with the risk of developing advanced, age-related macular degeneration (AMD).