June 04, 2004
Autologous serum eye drops (produced from patients' own blood) are rarely recommended until more conventional dry eye treatment modalities have been exhausted. However, many subjective symptoms (discomfort, foreign body sensation, dryness and photophobia) and some objective signs (fluorescein and rose bengal staining and conjunctival impression cytology) have improved significantly in severe dry eyes treated with autologous serum eye drops.
May 28, 2004
Nutrients modify gene expression and their function in target cells affects many fundamental biological processes. Recent science suggests a link between Vitamin A status, fat thermogenesis and retinopathy.
May 21, 2004
Unfortunately, all Omega 6 fatty acids now have a bad rap sheet created by well-meaning, but misinformed, medical writers. It is true that the typical American diet is over-loaded with Omega 6 linoleic- acid (LA) from vegetable oils such as sunflower, safflower, corn, cottonseed and soybean oils that are added to most all processed foods. So maybe it's time to clean your pantry of all the overly-processed crackers, chips, cookies and cakes and the above mentioned Omega 6 oils that oxidize too quickly and become pro-inflammatories.
May 21, 2004
A recent study published in The American Journal of Ophthalmology suggests a strong relationship between plasma homocysteine levels and exudative neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
May 14, 2004
Accelerating discoveries in genomics present possibilities for a dynamic era of scientific investigation based on understanding the effects of nutrients in molecular level processes in the body. Deficiencies in any one of the over 40 micronutrients required by the body can cause DNA damage and are associated with most chronic degenerative human diseases.
Lutein Antioxidant Supplement Trial (LAST): The most requested nutrient study at the Biosyntrx booth - ASCRS 2004
May 07, 2004
The Veterans LAST study (Lutein Antioxidant Supplementation Trial): Double-masked, placebo-controlled, randomized trial of lutein and antioxidant supplementation in the intervention of atrophic age-related macular degeneration.
May 07, 2004
One of yesterday's headline read "Lutein, zeaxanthin could increase heart attack risk." Once again, an overly zealous health reporter has chosen to go for dramatic headlines instead of scientific accuracy by overstating the risk involved in a carotenoid study published in the July 2005 issue of The Journal of Nutrition.
April 30, 2004
The practice of acupuncture is thought to have begun 1000s of years ago with the discovery that the stimulation of specific areas on the skin affects the functioning of certain organs of the body, and that there exists currents of energy that flow in distinct patterns throughout the body called meridians. The ancient belief and experience has been that when these currents of energy are flowing smoothly, there is health, when any of these currents are blocked there is pain and disease.
April 16, 2004
We've come a long way since scientists in Leber's lab first documented the presence of human conjunctiva goblet cells and mucins.
April 06, 2004
It's time to correct the unsubstantiated, outdated, unwarranted restriction on a valuable contributor to a nutritional diet. An abundance of peer-reviewed science clearly suggests a total lack of evidence linking egg consumption to increased risk of cardiovascular disease; and the carotenoids in egg yolks are very good for your eyes.