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by 50 · about 11 hours ago

I've had dry, irritated eyes this winter. I believe it is temporary, from wearing contacts too long. I never had this before. My optometrist prescribed eye drops. My eyes are better, but still sore. It's been a couple of months. He suggested... (more)

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Bellamoorena 0 · March 25, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Cortisone is basically used anti-inflammatory medication. They are used to prevent and treat allergic reaction. The basic question here arises is what sort of problem you are facing for irritation of eyes. It is right that this medicines are to... (more)

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by 0 · about 11 hours ago

I am told numerous times a day that I look really tired! My eyes have massive bags under them. I get around 7 hours of sleep a night. Have been paleo for around 2 years now and have always had the issue. I start work at 5am in the morning... (more)

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Robert_13 0 · February 13, 2014 at 6:51 PM

You're eating about 177g of protein a day? (I eat 2500cal and the nutrient calculator i use makes out 35% of calories to be 177g protein) That's way too much in my opinion, try cutting back & replace it with fat and see how you... (more)

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by 252 · about 12 hours ago

I've recently been trying to "hack" my vision; possibly revrese/get rid of my floaters and visual snow, and if anything, increase my vision (although it's already good, I believe 20/20, but will be getting it tested at the ophthalmologist soon). I... (more)

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Ryan_60 0 · June 09, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Hi i'm a second year ophthalmology student and my father is an optometrist..I would say it can't do any harm to try it. But always see an optometrist first as floaters need a good thorough examination to rule out more serious eye... (more)

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by 48 · about 12 hours ago

I'm 32 and have had glasses since I was a teenager (near-sightedness). One of the reasons I don't wear contacts other than during exercise or social events is because my eyes feel tired and sandy the next day, irrespective of how well I've rested.... (more)

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SlimIcy 0 · January 04, 2013 at 6:11 PM

I have the same thing happen when I occasionally wear contacts. It goes away when I wear them consistently (or more obviously, not at all). I think it has to do more with your eyes taking time to get used to the contacts, and if you wear them very... (more)

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by 5 · about 12 hours ago

I'm about 21 days into Primal eating and I noticed my eyes are always red now. It also started around the same time I think I went into Ketosis. Any idea why this is happening? Something with my thyroid?

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vtbolt 0 · October 03, 2012 at 11:21 PM

carbs to low hence insufficient mucinin, eat a sweet potato

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by 4703 · about 12 hours ago

So I spend an inordinate amount of time in my office at work, mostly staring at pieces of paper or a computer screen, and I am wondering how to do the least amount of damage to my eyesight. I have two big windows, so I can get a fair amount of... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · July 16, 2012 at 7:46 PM

If you are eating a nutrient rich diet, I wouldn't worry about damage to your eyes from work lights or the computer screen. Eyestrain is usually caused by focusing at the same focal length for an excessive amount of time, remember to look up an... (more)

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by 1418 · about 12 hours ago

Do any of you do eye exercises to improve your vision, or just to relieve computer/tv strain (or other activites that cause strain such as reading, knitting, needlework etc.)? If you do, describe some of the things you do and how it has helped. I... (more)

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jared_2 0 · April 25, 2012 at 9:03 PM

I roll my eyes every time I see the term "artery-clogging saturated fat" Seriously, though...a patient (who works in an ophthalmology clinic) once told me about the 20/20/20 rule. Every twenty minutes, find an object 20 feet away, and stare at... (more)

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by 1418 · about 12 hours ago

My dad pointed out to me in about December that my eyes look so cool, there's blue where the white should be and I didn't know what he was talking about. I later checked a few days later in the mirror and it turns out he was right. The whites of... (more)

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Adam_Crafter 0 · April 09, 2012 at 1:54 PM

The spice must flow! (sci-fi humor)

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by 45 · about 12 hours ago

I have been 90% paleo for about 3 weeks now, and I find that even when eating 50g+ carbs per day I still have dry eyes, which I associate with not enough glucose in my body/diet (http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?p=1077). I have dry eyes today- typed... (more)

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PaleoGran 0 · February 21, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Hi, Dan. Some think that dry eyes are related to PUFA. Barry Groves mentions this at his site, Second Opinions. Introduction There are many conditions in Western industrialised societies today that were unheard of, or at least very rare, just a... (more)

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by 839 · about 12 hours ago

Before you tell me that there will always be something better around the corner, and if I keep waiting I'll just be blind forever, hear me out... I've been doing a lot of research on LASIK and there are actually quite a few different forms... (more)

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Lady_Arwen 0 · February 15, 2012 at 9:11 PM

You have to decide benefit risk ratio. LASIK is a cosmetic procedure but has real medical risks - infections, blindness, etc. Most Opthalmologists (eye surgeons) and optometrists themselves do not get the procedure done on themselves including... (more)

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by 1720 · about 13 hours ago

I have inflammation in my right eye. I've tried multiple supplements, nutritional (Paleo) diet/eating, eye drops, etc. and the only thing that has gotten rid the pinguecula (inflammation) in my right eye has been steroid eye drops. Are they safe... (more)

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Riveted 0 · January 16, 2012 at 5:53 PM

I have recurrent uveitis, which is an autoimmune-related inflammation of the eye. I take steroid drops as soon as I feel it coming on...without hesitation. Usually the steroid concentration in eye drops is so mild that their effect is very... (more)

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by 11099 · about 13 hours ago

My mom was just told that she has cataracts in both eyes that need to be surgically removed. She's only 57, and has only recently needed reading glasses, eats a mostly Paleo diet(for years), and generally takes extremely good care of herself. She... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · December 22, 2011 at 9:01 PM

Oxidative stress seems to be the overall factor. This link may be helpful: http://www.allaboutvision.com/nutrition/cataracts.htm My dad just had his cataract surgery at 72. It's a pretty low-risk surgery from what I understand. (more)

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by 1720 · about 13 hours ago

Does the "cleaning and disinfecting lens care system" (with hydrogen peroxide) help with contacts? Its cool to see if bubble, but does it help more than keeping your contacts in the normal solution? If either solution is bad, is there an... (more)

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Lady_Arwen 0 · November 10, 2011 at 5:53 PM

Hydrogen Peroxide solutions kill the most disease-causing microorganisms and have no preservatives, because after the 6 hour storage it becomes just water. Multipurpose disinfecting solutions (MPDS) while killing most pathological microorganism... (more)

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by 343 · about 13 hours ago

Okay, so I suppose 80% of my questions will involve my mother somehow! >_< She's a hardcore skeptic, and is super concerned with her cholesterol numbers. (By the way, her total is 224, HDL ~50 since menopause). She was pretty horrified to... (more)

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Lady_Arwen 0 · October 28, 2011 at 4:51 PM

Your mother could improve her HDL. You didn't say what her triglycerides were or if her blood numbers were fasting. I look only at HDL, triglycerides, blood sugar, and A1C. I don't bother with LDL because LDL particle size is hard to obtain... (more)

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by 1720 · about 13 hours ago

My uncle supposedly stopped wearing glasses, and his vision went back to normal. I'm curious to see what he has to say about it. Update: Awhile back I emailed him about it, and I don't think this was necessarily the case. I apologize for the... (more)

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Levi 0 · October 14, 2011 at 1:19 PM

Anyone who says you can improve vision with exercises and other similar things doesn't understand the basic mechanism underlying most typical vision problems. In near sighted people (which I am) the problem is with the shape of the eye. Anyone... (more)

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by 1720 · about 13 hours ago

My right eye has what is called pinguecula (allergy - build up of protein). It looks like I have pink eye/blood shot. I can't seem to find anything that works. I've tried oils, lemon juice, honey, tear drops, eye drops, some natural eye drops... (more)

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Lady_Arwen 0 · October 16, 2011 at 1:54 AM

I'm work in an optometrist (eye doctor) office. Dust, wind, and UV sunlight are associated with pinguecula and ptergyium (similar to the pinguecula) but grow further in. Sunglasses outdoors are the recommendation. I see them frequently in patients... (more)

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by 2297 · about 13 hours ago

So, I've had dry eyes for a long time, at least going back 8 or so years. My Mom also always noticed that my eyes were bloodshot most of time - saying that I should play less computer games, but that's beside the point. I've noticed I had a... (more)

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Fiona 0 · September 17, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Do you include liver/offal in your diet? Vitamin A seems to be a big thing wrt eye health. Of course, remember your other fat soluble vitamins in association!

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by 1720 · about 13 hours ago

My right eye gets red every spring, summer, and fall, and there is a build up of protein called "pinguecula". It usually clears up during the snowy winters here in ND. My eye doctor always prescribes eye drugs or steroids for my eye which I do... (more)

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Ben_Nash 0 · November 01, 2011 at 4:45 PM

I found an herbal supplement that has helped immensely! I think it'll take quite a few more months, but my pinguecula is slowly diminishing away! Praise God! It's called "Herbal Eyebright Combination". It contains: Eyebright Herb... (more)

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by 455 · about 13 hours ago

What kind of nutrition are in these things (pig/beef/fish/etc eyes)? I ask since I'm planning on roasting a whole pig's head in a couple weeks and getting all excited about it, and was wondering if the eyes are any good nutritionally. Thanks! (more)

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Katherine 0 · August 11, 2011 at 9:29 AM

I would imagine eyes area great source of DHA???not unlike brain and a reasonable source of vitamin A. Some zinc too. They also have a lot of water in them. Ok, just looked it up on nutritiondata.self.com While this is for caribou eye, the... (more)

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by 265 · about 13 hours ago

My mother has always had constant dark under eye circles. I was blessed with them too. I would love to not wear make up but it is just not an option, I have had more than one person ask if I was sick the first time they saw me sans make up. Two... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · May 08, 2011 at 9:04 PM

its associated with high cortisol levels and or poor sleep due to low melatonin levels. This is a generalization but it follows a Pareto distribution. It also is seen in people with very poor activation of their immune systems.......like low vit... (more)

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by 20411 · about 13 hours ago

A coworker was diagnosed with pressure behind her eyeball(s). Dr. wants more tests, etc. She has metabolic syndrome: pre-diabetic, high blood pressure, overweight, dyslipidemia (I know - it's jusr a marker for what she's eating) and NAFLD. We... (more)

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A_at_Grain_Free_Diet 0 · April 06, 2011 at 3:38 PM

Before she tries anything else, have her ask her doctor for a pachymetry test. It takes about 30 seconds in the doctor's office and is completely painless, but many eye doctors don't do it. It measures corneal thickness and a thick cornea can... (more)

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by 156 · about 13 hours ago

I cannot confirm that it is at all diet related. It started after around 8 months of being strict paleo and there was no sudden diet change around the time it started occurring. It has caused recurrent corneal erosions. I have to keep my eyes... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · December 17, 2010 at 11:19 PM

I had severe dry eyes while eating too low carb. Following Dr. Paul's recommendations at "The Perfect Diet", I upped my carbs to his minimum of 50 grams of starch per day and the dry eyes went away. He says that minimum keeps mucus membranes... (more)

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by 5838 · about 13 hours ago

So I woke up this morning and had one seriously puffy eye (lower eye-lid, looks a shade black/blue as well). Looked like I was in an episode of bully beatdown. I tried to identify anything different in my diet yesterday. The only thing different... (more)

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ben61820 0 · December 19, 2010 at 10:17 PM

I find two things have given me puffy eyes in the past: Just not sleeping enough. Around six hours will give me puffy eyes. I aim for 9.5 hours. If I eat a lot of salt, and or drink a lot. In other words, if my body retains water I feel like it... (more)

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by 20787 · about 13 hours ago

My eyes are hazel, or at least it says so on my driver's license. But I've noticed over the last few months, a few people have commented on my 'blue eyes.' When I told them no, they are hazel, those people have given me a weird look (like I was... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · December 09, 2010 at 2:20 PM

This is talked about a lot at the Raw Paleo Diet Forum. I think they attribute it to the "raw" part, but maybe it's just the "paleo" part. I think mine may be somewhat lighter. I haven't studied them in a long time, so I'm not sure. I'll have... (more)

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by 82 · about 13 hours ago

Do you have any stories of reversing cavity or tooth decay? Or of foods which improve your vision?

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · November 02, 2010 at 11:15 AM

Retinol for your eyes. Vitamin A that's already been converted from Beta Carotene. Your body doesn't convert beta carotene well. Found in Fish Oil, Liver, Healthy Ruminants(grassfed moocow) and in eyes(whole sardines etc), egg yolks

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