Nutrition for Vision

While most people don't realize it, what you eat can affect how you see! Our eyes are as much a part of our bodies as any other organ, so they are influenced by our nutrition. New research has confirmed that nutrition can make a difference in our eye health. Most affected are conditions of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Dry Eye Syndrome, Cataracts and Glaucoma. Dr. Anshel now lectures on these conditions and how to resolve them with proper nutrition.

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Dry Eye Syndrome
Advances and Treatment Strategies

I. Incidence of Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) in the general population

II. Why should Optometrists be concerned about DES?

a. Frequent complaint
b. Contact lens related
c. Computer vision syndrome
d. Increase practice revenue

III. Causes of DES

a. Computer Vision Syndrome
b. Environment
c. Age
d. Contact Lenses
e. Medications- systemic and ocular
f. Chronic diseases

IV. Clinical Causes of DES

a. Tear deficiency
b. Evaporating dry eye
c. Non-wetting dry eye

V. Tear anatomy and physiology

a. Lipid layer
b. Aqueous layer
c. Mucin layer

VI. Tear break up time and blink rate

a. Maintain integrity of tear film
b. Decreased blink rate

VII. Traditional DES therapy

a. Artificial tears
b. Punctual plugs

VIII. New developments in treatment

a. Anti-evaporatives
b. Seretagogues
c. Micromimetics
d. Anti-inflammatory
e. Polymers
f. Orals

IX. Future Vision- What Will Work?

a. What works best for the patient
b. What works best for the doctor


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