Category Archives: Nutrition

Age Related Macular Degeneration – Part 1

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

A common question often asked during eye examinations is “what is macular degeneration and am I at risk for this disease?”  Macular degeneration is usually referred to as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) because it’s occurrence increases with age.  AMD is …

Lutein and Zeaxanthin: antioxidants for your eyes

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

Recent research has shown the connection between good nutrition and eye health.  There are guidelines for the amount of antioxidants that should be consumed in order to reduce the harmful affects of the environment.  Radiation from energy, such as the …

Vitamin C and Your Eye

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

Recent research, by Calero et al., published in June 2011 revealed the importance of vitamin C for proper functioning of retinal and brain cells.  Without adequate levels of vitamin C, a receptor (GABA receptor) in the retinal cells stopped performing. …