Promoting Retinal Health with MacuHealth

retinal health


The retina is a thin layer of tissue that lines the inside of the very back of the eye, close to the optic nerve. The function of the retina is to receive light that is focused by the lens of the eye and passes through it and then converting the light into signals which are sent to the brain which then tells us what we can see. Unsurprisingly, its function makes the retina one of the most important parts of our eye and essential for our vision. If it becomes damaged or affected by the disease, it could stop working properly causing temporary or even permanent vision loss. Fortunately, it is possible to preserve the health of your retina and maintain your vision for longer thanks to MacuHealth. 


Retinal and Macular Health


The macula is found within the retina itself and is an area of light-sensitive cone cells that process central and color vision. If these cells start to deteriorate, colors become less vivid and we are able to see with less detail and clarity. Ultimately, the effect on our vision becomes significant and it can be difficult to manage even basic day to day activities such as reading, driving, and eventually even recognizing faces. 


The macula contains three pigments. These are lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin. In order to preserve the health of the macula and ultimately the retina, it is necessary to maintain a deep layer of macular pigment. This will help to protect the cone cells from oxidative stress, keeping them healthy and functioning optimally for longer. The best way to do this is to find ways to replenish the macular pigment so that it remains thick and offers the greatest protection from damage, such as that seen in eye diseases such as macular degeneration. 



About Macular Degeneration and Other Retinal Diseases


Macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of vision loss in the world. It occurs when the cells of the macula begin to deteriorate and die, which in turn means that the messages sent from the retina to the brain via the optic nerve aren’t clear and our brain can’t interpret them correctly, leading to blurred vision. Macular degeneration is more common in older patients, but it can start to develop at any age, and certain factors are believed to increase our risk of its early onset. However, macular degeneration is just one of several retinal diseases and conditions, which also include retinal tears, detachment, and diabetic retinopathy. 



Signs of Retinal Damage


Retinal damage often occurs quite gradually, which can make symptoms more challenging to identify. Nevertheless, there are nearly always warning signs of the condition that appear before it becomes advanced. These include the following:

  • The sudden appearance of many floaters

  • Flashes of light in one or both eyes

  • Blurred vision

  • Gradually reducing peripheral(side) vision


If you experience any of these then it is imperative that you seek the advice of your eye doctor as soon as you can. 



How Can MacuHealth Help?


As we know, one of the most effective ways of keeping your retina and macula healthy is to boost the number of macular pigments that your retina needs. While lutein and zeaxanthin can be found in certain foods such as dark, leafy vegetables, and citrus fruits, meso-zeaxanthin isn’t as easy to boost. Studies have shown that taking supplements that contain all three macular pigments can slow the progression of conditions like macular degeneration and keep vision optimized for longer. 


MacuHealth is currently the only supplement that contains all of the pigments – lutein, zeaxanthin, and mesa-zeaxanthin. Taking the supplements as directed will help patients to restore their macular pigment to optimum levels, while the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant nature of the nutrients will also protect against oxidative stress. In addition to helping prevent and slow the progression of retinal diseases, MacuHealth is also often recommended following cataract surgery as a way to boost further clarity of vision. 



If you would like to find out more about MacuHealth, please don’t hesitate to contact our knowledgeable eye care specialists in Cave Creek, AZ. 

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