Do Vitamins & Antioxidants Reduce Cataract Risk?

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According to researcher reporting in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition there may be an association between your intake of vitamins and antioxidants and your risk of cataracts. Generally, studies have been inconsistent regarding the association between blood antioxidants or vitamins and risk of age-related cataract. By performing a meta analysis of 13 different studies researchers found the  lower the  level of vitamin E, α-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin, the  greater the  risk of age-related cataract in Asian populations but not in Western populations, whereas β-Carotene, lycopene, and β-cryptoxanthin  had no significant association with risk of cataract.

While these results look somewhat interesting, the question remains whether increasing intake through dietary supplements actually have any role in decreasing the risk of cataract formation.

If you or someone you know has questions about risk of cataracts, cataract prevention, laser cataract surgery or lens implants, please feel free to call Seeta Eye Centers and schedule an eye examination by calling 845-454-1025 , visiting Seeta Eye Centers or

Seeta Eye Centers is conveniently located at 27 Davis Avenue, Poughkeepsie, New York 12603, 969 Main Street, Cecilwood Health Center, Yorktown, New York 12524 and 664 Stoneleigh Avenue, Suite 100, Carmel, New York 10512.