Cataracts Surgery Las Vegas NV

As light passes through the lens of the eye, proteins in the lens are unavoidably subjected to damage by free radicals. These damaged proteins change from crystal clear to cloudy and over time can create dark regions in the lens known as cataracts. Read on to find more information.

Charles Edward Graham, MD
(616) 329-1056
2404 Mason Ave
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Lake Mead Hospital, N Las Vegas, Nv; University Med Ctr, Las Vegas, Nv

Data Provided by:
Tushina Reddy, MD
(702) 870-2020
3016 Wcharleston Avenue South
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1994

Data Provided by:
Tapan Rashmi Shah, MD
(702) 362-3937
3100 W Charleston Blvd Ste 200
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1996

Data Provided by:
Emily Locket Fant, MD
(702) 870-2020
3016 W Charleston Blvd Ste 100
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1981

Data Provided by:
Dr.Tapan Shah
(702) 258-2020
3100 West Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll
Year of Graduation: 1996
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

Data Provided by:
Kevin Ned Miller, MD
(702) 870-2020
3016 W Charleston Blvd Ste 100
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1983

Data Provided by:
Gerald Richard Sylvain, MD
(702) 258-2020
3100 W Charleston Blvd Ste 200
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1967

Data Provided by:
Dr.Rene Zamora
(702) 258-2020
3100 W Charleston Blvd # 200
Las Vegas, NV
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

Data Provided by:
Jane Wor Chan, MD
(702) 671-5070
1707 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Neurology, Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Valley Hosp Med Ctr, Las Vegas, Nv; Sunrise Hospital, Las Vegas, Nv; University Med Ctr, Las Vegas, Nv; Summerlin Hospital Med Ctr, Las Vegas, Nv; Mountainview Hospital, Las Vegas, Nv
Group Practice: Alzheimer's Disease Diagnostic

Data Provided by:
Grace S Shin, MD
(702) 870-2020
3016 W Charleston Blvd Ste 100
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1990

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Ask the Doctor—Are There Any Nutritional Ways to Prevent Cataracts?

Provided by: 

By Terry Grossman, MD,

Q Are there any nutritional ways to prevent cataracts?

As light passes through the lens of the eye, proteins in the lens are unavoidably subjected to damage by free radicals. These damaged proteins change from crystal clear to cloudy and over time can create dark regions in the lens known as cataracts.

The body is able to prevent free-radical damage by transforming the toxic free radicals into harmless compounds through the use of three built-in antioxidant enzymes: catalase, superoxide dismutase, and glutathione peroxidase, all of which normally are found within the lens itself. However, a small percentage still escapes neutralization and can lead to lens damage and cataract formation.

In addition to the antioxidant enzymes, the body utilizes dietary vitamins, minerals, and other micronutrients as another line of defense to neutralize free-radical damage. Italian researchers established an association between diet and cataract risk 40 years ago when they found that people who consumed higher amounts of meat, cheese, cruciferous vegetables (like broccoli, kale, and cauliflower), spinach, tomatoes, peppers, citrus fruit, and melon needed cataract surgery less often. Increased risk occurred among people who consumed higher amounts of butter, total fat, and salt. They also found that using olive oil and eating spinach appeared to protect against cataract formation, while eating carrots did not.

Several more recent studies have looked at the relationship between nutritional supplementation and cataract risk. The most notable are highlighted below.

• The Lens Opacities Case-Control Study in 1991 followed 1,380 patients and found that “regular use of multi-vitamin supplements decreased risk” of cataract formation. Individual nutrients such as vitamins B1, B2, B3, C, and E; carotene; and iron reduced risk individually as did supplemental combinations of vitamins C and E and carotene.

• The Beaver Dam Eye Study from Wisconsin followed 1,354 patients from 1988 to 1995. Antioxidant intake was determined from a food questionnaire. People who consumed the highest amount of the bioflavonoid lutein—found in green, leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale as well as yellow foods such as squash and egg yolks—had 50 percent fewer cataracts compared with people who consumed the least lutein.

• The US Male Health Professionals’ Study followed 36,644 men between 45 and 75 years of age beginning in 1986 and found that men with a higher lutein intake had a 19 percent decreased rate of cataract surgery.

• The Blue Mountain Eye Study from Australia found that “long-term use of multivitamins, B group, and vitamin A supplements was associated with reduced prevalence of either nuclear or cortical cataracts.” Folate and vitamin B12 supplementation was also found to be useful.

• The Nurses’ Health Study from Boston found that vitamin C intake was associated with a 64 percent decreased cataract risk among women who used vitamin C for ...

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...