I have shared a lot of technical information with you. But I have done this so that you will have the medical evidence you need to know to make decisions about nutritional extracts and avoiding eye disease and it also applies to those who already have cataracts or macular degeneration and desire to slow down those processes. But how to make it practical?
First of all, it is critical for all of us to protect our eyes from the damaging high-energy sun rays that are the underlying cause of oxidative stress in our eyes. In a healthy young adult, the cornea and lens of the eye, which protect the retina, absorb most of this UV light, but the cornea and lens do not block or absorb the high energy visible blue light. As we age, the lens of the eye allows more and more ultraviolet light through and no longer protects the retina from this threat.
When it comes to protecting your eyes, the enemy is sunlight. It is very important that we decrease the amount of oxidative stress our body needs to handle. Purchasing high quality sunglasses that block UV light and visible blue light is a great investment. This means that you will have lesser free radicals to neutralize.
Clinical studies concerning the eye indicate that when the antioxidant defense system becomes overwhelmed, everything breaks down and oxidative stress occurs. We all need to know that we must be over conscious about shading our eyes & face from direct sunlight. Those people who work out doors or those who are involved in sports & activities where they are exposed to intense sunlight, should wear protective eye wear at all times while outdoors.
The other thing is to build up body’s own natural defense system. Several studies have shown that by talking nutritional extracts it is possible. Since there is little doubt that the underlying cause of cataracts & macular degeneration is oxidative stress, I believe that we must be nothing short of aggressive in our supplementation & nutritional program. After all, there really is no other effective treatment for ARMD and many patients could avoid needing cataract surgery altogether. Can such a simple solution offer any better results than that?