Eye Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements

Eye Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements
The key to all nutraceuticals (vitamins, minerals and supplements) is not the amount that you take, but the amount that your body absorbs. Taking most nutraceuticals on an empty stomach limits the amount that your body can absorb. Some vitamins are fat-soluble, so you must ingest some fat with them. Others are water soluble, so water is an important catalyst for absorption. How the manufacturer pu...
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AAA Offers Home-Based Vision Test for Senior Drivers

Home-Based Vision Test for Senior Drivers
The American Automobile Association (AAA), as part of its "Lifelong Safe Mobility" initiative, has developed a first-of-its kind tool to help seniors self-assess their visual acuity and other abilities important for safe driving.   Roadwise Review: A Tool to Help Seniors Drive Safely Longer, is a CD-ROM that measures visual acuity, head/neck flexibility, short-term memory and five other physical...
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New Glaucoma Surgery Approved

On October 1, 2004, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new surgical procedure for glaucoma that is faster, less invasive and safer than current surgical procedures.   The new procedure - called transciliary filtration (TCF) - reduced pressure inside the eye by creating a tiny opening, or micropore, in the sclera and underlying ciliary body to allowintraocular fluid to escape t...
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