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Intake of green, leafy vegetables associated with lower POAG risk

January 25, 2016

Read the Perspective from Blair Lonsberry, OD, FAAO

Greater intake of dietary nitrate and green, leafy vegetables was associated with a 20% to 30% lower primary open-angle glaucoma risk, particularly with early paracentral visual field loss, according to researchers in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Kang and colleagues followed up with participants in the Nurses’ Health Study (53,893 women, 1984 to 2012) and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (41,094 men, 1986 to 2012) at each 2-year risk period who were 40 years or older, were free of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and underwent eye exams.

BLOG: Build your practice with digital eye strain

January 18, 2016
Does your practice need a boost? Do you feel like you are working harder for less? Are you feeling the pressure of the alternative channels patients are using for…

BLOG: Should we prescribe blue-filtering IOLs?

December 2, 2015
I recently came across an interesting study by Nagai and colleagues looking at implantation of blue-filtering IOLs and the development of age-related macular…

BLOG: Carotenoid supplements may benefit those at risk for Alzheimer’s

November 5, 2015
I came across an interesting story in the New York Times the other day, seemingly unrelated to the topic of this blog, blue light. The story outlined the results of a…
Perspectives on Glaucoma

Intake of green, leafy vegetables associated with lower POAG risk

January 25, 2016
Greater intake of dietary nitrate and green, leafy vegetables was associated with a 20% to 30% lower primary open-angle glaucoma risk, particularly…

BLOG: Build your practice with digital eye strain

January 18, 2016
Does your practice need a boost? Do you feel like you are working harder for less? Are you feeling the pressure of the alternative channels patients…

BLOG: Should we prescribe blue-filtering IOLs?

December 2, 2015
I recently came across an interesting study by Nagai and colleagues looking at implantation of blue-filtering IOLs and the development of age-related…

BLOG: Carotenoid supplements may benefit those at risk for Alzheimer’s

November 5, 2015
I came across an interesting story in the New York Times the other day, seemingly unrelated to the topic of this blog, blue light. The story…

Conference highlights expanding benefits of carotenoids

Primary Care Optometry News, September 2015
David W. Nelson, OD, MBA
The Macular Carotenoid Conference, held in Cambridge, England, hosted research presentations that focused primarily on the carotenoids found in the…

Nutritional designed to help athletes see better

May 21, 2015
ZeaVision announced the launch of EyePromise Vizual Edge Chewable, a once-daily tablet intended to help athletes see better so they can react faster…
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BLOG: ‘Selling vitamins’ – another way to reduce patients’ risk

May 15, 2015
Last week I attended and led a discussion for my local study group meeting of the practice alliance I belong to. The topic was: What have you done in…
In the Journals

Patients with dry eye respond rapidly to oral supplement

April 13, 2015
A recent study of 67 patients with dry eye showed improvement in clinical test results after 1 week of taking a nutritional supplement containing…
Meeting News Coverage

ZeaVision upgrades software to measure macular pigment

March 11, 2015
ATLANTA – ZeaVision introduced its next generation of QuantifEye MPS II for measuring macular pigment optical density at a press conference…
Meeting News Coverage

CDC predicts diabetes incidence of 40%

March 9, 2015
ATLANTA – “In 2014 the CDC said that within our lifetimes, 40% of us in the U.S. will develop diabetes at some point,” A. Paul…
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