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New Studies Show That Cross-Linking Helps Keratoconus

October 23, 2011

Unfortunately one in every thousand people suffers from Keratoconus, a progressive degenerative eye disorder which results in the cornea thinning out into a curve instead of its original cone shape. However, now a successful brand new system called cross-linking helps keratoconus by halting the regression of the disorder.

Affecting the patients vision, symptoms typically show themselves by sensitivity to light, seeing multiple images, and blurring or streaking of the eyesight. As it is often diagnosed in the earlier years of life, usually during eye examinations, it unfortunately, until now, gradually but progressively worsens with each passing decade.

If it affects both eyes then this can have a serious effect on the quality for the sufferers life having adverse outcome such as the ability to drive or read. In most of the cases, especially if the patient only has the condition in one eye, contact lenses, or corneal ring segments are sufficient enough to address the problem short term, although if the condition becomes worse than surgery will be the only option.

Now for the first time ever there is hope in the form of Corneal Collagen Cross-linking which slows and even halts the progression of this disabling condition.

The procedure itself is quick and simple. It uses a special light known as UVA which reacts with a solution of Riboflavin to produce new stronger collagen strands in the stroma. A topical anaesthetic is enough to carry out the operation in about an hour. The solution of Riboflavin is dropped into the eyeball after the cornea has been gently scratched to allow faster absorption. The UVA light is then shone directly into the eye which begins the process. It is reported to be painless although there is the same sensation as having a foreign body inside the eye and the eyeball itself can become a little red and sore.

After antibiotic ointment is applied the corneal surface heals very quickly. The patient needs to wear an eye pad overnight but any mild discomfort only lasts for 1-2 days and can be managed easily by over the counter pain relief.

Studies have all shown that cross-linking helps keratoconus and that it halts the decline of the cornea. With this positive news, corneal transplantation surgery might become a thing of the past.

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Vision Exercises Improve Eyesight Naturally! Seriously?,

September 26, 2011

Vision disorders are so common that we barely think about them as real health issues. For instance, according to the American Optometric Association nearsightedness is having an effect on “nearly 30 percent of the U.S. population”. To explain, every 3rd person you know can’t see well far away objects.

Well, right now I am that 3rd person wearing correction glasses because of nearsightedness. There’s only so much that medication can do for my declining eyesight. If you are like me, you most likely looked for alternative vision therapies. That’s what I did as well and there they’re – easy vision exercises, eye movement and targeting routines all claiming to improve vision naturally. “Vision exercises can improve vision naturally! Seriously?” I though and decided to discover more about these alternative approaches to vision improvement.

It all began with a book printed just about a hundred years ago. William Bates MD “The Cure of Imperfect Eyesight by Treatment Without Glasses” paved the road to quick profits for many corporations and self-pronounced vision therapists. Bates concepts are the backbone of just about all current vision therapies promising to naturally improve vision.

Contrary to scientific evidence, Bates visual acuity improvement strategies are primarily based on the postulate that some of the most typical eyesight disorders (myopia, farsightedness and astigmatism) are caused, not to the basic shape of the eye and its elements, but to functional problems of the action of the eye muscles. The reality is there is very small medical evidence to back up such claims.

I discovered that modern medicine knows for sure what the reasons for the most common eye diseases are. The bitter reality is that very few eyesight conditions are only caused by malfunction of the eye muscles and thus can be fixed naturally by “training” these muscles. Just one sane method of eye training and eye exercises – orthoptics, when carried out under professional optometric and clinical supervision can correct coordination or binocular eyesight issues such as crossed eyes and amblyopic eyes. For all else, although there might be individual success stories, the outcome of such methodologies are highly controversial.

On the other hand, I came across systematic evidence that many vision problems are strongly related to diet and way of life. For instance, the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS), sponsored by the NEI, found age-related macular degeneration as a “nutrition-responsive disorder”. Various other smaller medical trials and medical research find that individual diet and lifestyle patterns together with hereditary traits are among the top contributors to the development of specific eyesight problems. The keys to prevention, slowing their development or reducing their symptoms are also in correct nourishment and healthful way of life.

So, is there a one hundred percent warranted strategy to improve vision naturally? Reading half-truths about eyesight and the “magical” outcomes of eye exercises, I made a decision that something should be done. The primary idea of the new blog I have created,, is to raise awareness about that debatable subject. It is an fair info source about the trustworthiness and effectiveness of the most common therapeutic techniques that claim to improve eyesight naturally.

If you want to Naturally Improve Eyesight, then you need to go to and find out the honest truth about eyesight and some proved paths to improve your eyesight naturally.

How to Improve Eyesight Through Diet

September 17, 2011

Eating foods that are good for your eyes is also good for the rest of your body. Learn the list of recommendations to improve your eyesight and your overall health.

Preserving Vision through Eye Exercises and Qigong PREVIEW

September 2, 2011

The goal of this course is to provide fundamental information and techniques to get the viewer both started in Qigong, as well as provide the practitioner with specific exercises to offer the patient for both overall health and specifically eye health related to common eye conditions such as Macular Degeneration, Open-Angle Glaucoma, Eye Floaters and Cataracts.

How to Improve Your Eyesight — Tips on How to Enhance Vision

August 25, 2011

Click here: Do you know that your vision’s health deteriorates with the weakening of your eye muscles? A single eye possesses six external muscles that hold up the eyeball and aid it in moving in several directions. When these muscles are stressed, the ability to move your eyes, in addition to your vision, can suffer greatly. Nonetheless, you can learn how to improve your eyesight and enhance your vision via several tips.