Glaucoma and Acupuncture

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Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness all over the world. Early intervention can stop the spread of this disease and prevent further vision loss. But most people feel no pain or pressure early in this disease’s progression, and this emphasizes the need for regular eye exams. While older people are at a higher risk for developing glaucoma, it can strike at any age. Read more

Vision Loss | What is Retinitis Pigmentosa?

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Retinitis pigmentosa is an inherited, degenerative eye disease that can cause severe vision loss, beginning with decreased night vision and loss of peripheral vision (tunnel vision).

The disease progresses at varying rates from person to person, and may eventually lead to blindness. Although there is currently no cure for retinitis pigmentosa, there are several treatments that can help increase the visual field and night vision, and stabilize or slow down the progression of vision loss. Read more

Vision Loss | Saffron and Macular Degeneration

Most of us know saffron as the cooking spice in the tiny package with the unbelievably high price tag. It’s use as a culinary spice, medicine, perfume ingredient, dying agent and fact that so many flowers are required to harvest a good yield has made saffron the most expensive spice in the world. One pound of dried saffron stamens require the harvesting of 50,000 to 75,000 flowers. Read more