Glaucoma is a common eye disease and the second leading cause of blindness, and with the changing eye habits of 3C life, the occurrence of glaucoma has a tendency to get younger. What is glaucoma? How to prevent it?
What Is Glaucoma? What Are The Symptoms?
Glaucoma is due to increased intraocular pressure damage to the optic nerve, resulting in vision and visual field is affected, serious cases will even lead to blindness.
Glaucoma is divided into two kinds of acute and chronic, acute glaucoma will suddenly appear blurred vision, eye pain, headache, nausea and vomiting symptoms, if not immediately treated, may be blind within a few days.
Chronic glaucoma has no obvious symptoms, but when symptoms such as blurred vision or narrowing of the visual field appear, it means that the optic nerve has been severely damaged and the damage is irreversible, and treatment can only prevent further deterioration of vision.
High-risk Groups Of Primary Glaucoma & 3C Hypertensives Should Pay Special Attention To Eye Health
Chronic glaucoma sounds like a silent vision thief, so is it just a matter of waiting for death? In fact, although chronic glaucoma is asymptomatic, it can be detected early by regular eye examinations and prevented by adjusting lifestyle habits and nutritional intake.
Chronic glaucoma is related to family genetics and diabetes. If you have a family history of glaucoma, or if you have cardiovascular disease, low blood pressure, high myopia, long-term steroid use or stubborn high eye pressure, or if you are 70 years old or older, regular eye exams are recommended.
In fact, people over 40 years old are recommended to have an annual eye examination, especially if they use 3C products for a long time in their lives, or work in a way that requires long hours and close eye contact, their eyes are particularly vulnerable, and the optic nerve of people with myopia is particularly susceptible to the pressure caused by prolonged computer use, so they should pay special attention to eye health.
Good Habits Help To Reduce The Pressure On The Eyes Properly
In addition to regular checkups, prevention of glaucoma can also be done from life, not smoking, as much as possible to keep enough sleep, do not stay up late, reduce staring at the phone, can help the eyes “decompression”.
The diet can also contain more vegetables and fruits with specific nutrients, such as lutein and carotene also has a blue light filtering function, so it has the effect of protecting the eyes and preventing optic nerve damage.
In addition, anthocyanins can also help stabilize the microvasculature of the eye, promote circulation, and antioxidant function can reduce free radical damage, which also helps prevent glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration.
High Risk Of Glaucoma Lutein “Compounding” Is More Effective
Many people take lutein for eye health. Although lutein itself helps to reduce the oxidative strength of eye proteins and is also beneficial in preventing glaucoma, if you choose lutein specifically for glaucoma, it is recommended that you choose “compound” lutein that contains different ingredients that can work together to prevent glaucoma, especially Chilean wine fruit and bilberry, which are rich in anthocyanins.
Recent studies have found that Chilean berry has the highest flavonoid content among all berries and has excellent anthocyanin content, especially ferredoxin.
Currently, MaquiBright® Chilean Wine Fruit from Germany is the only Chilean wine fruit extract that is standardized to provide more than 35% anthocyanins and 25% delphinidin, and has been clinically proven to improve hydration by 50%. Bilberry, on the other hand, is the most highly regarded bilberry extract with high units of anthocyanins of Scandinavian origin and CEP BS7®.
In addition to anthocyanins, astaxanthin is also a powerful antioxidant that works in conjunction with lutein to protect the macula and helps to relieve eye fatigue and protect the optic nerve.
Due to the high cost of astaxanthin ingredients, it is important to pay attention to the extraction concentration and whether there is a sufficient amount of added, such as the German AstaZine® Algae Astaxanthin has a high concentration extraction of 10% astaxanthin content.
10:2 Gold Ratio: 28 Days To Protect Your Eyesight
As for the selection of lutein ingredients, in addition to choosing free lutein and international certification, gold medals and other basic skills, special attention should also be paid to the ratio of lutein to zeaxanthin.
A clinical study conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) using national grade FloraGLO® lutein and ZeaONE® zeaxanthin found that “10:2” is the golden ratio that can bring out the most complete health effects, and clinical evidence shows that FloraGLO® free lutein can even increase the concentration of lutein in the body by 520% in 28 days.
In addition, flaxseed oil and vitamin E are also good cofactors for lutein. Vitamin E cooperates with each other to increase the antioxidant effect and helps reduce free radical production, allowing astaxanthin, lutein and anthocyanin to function more completely.
Flaxseed oil helps balance the ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 fatty acids and enhances the absorption rate of lutein.
The various eye care ingredients work together to protect and guard each layer, which can help the high-risk group’s naturally fragile eyesight to consolidate a stronger resistance to stress in 3C life.