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Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Ophthalmologist recommends low carb for improved vision and health

"How are doctors using low-carb diets to help their unique patient populations? Meet Mexican ophthalmologist Dr. Ana Lorenzo, who is helping reverse her patients’ diabetic retinopathy.

As a specialist cataract surgeon in Mexico City, Dr. Ana Lorenzo is an expert in the delicate operation that removes the cloudy lens from a patient’s eye and replaces it with an intraocular lens for clearer vision.

As part of her post-surgical care, she always closely examines her patients’ retinas. She hopes she will find that she’s not too late to help them protect, and even improve, their vision. And a low-carb diet is one her favourite tools to help.

When she examines the thin layer of tissue at the back of the eye that is essential for vision, she is looking for evidence of diabetic retinopathy.

Chronically high blood sugar, as well as uncontrolled high blood pressure, damages the retina’s intricate blood vessels. Such diabetic damage is one of the leading causes of vision loss in the world.

Research shows that people with diabetes are twice as likely to develop cataracts, so her surgical population is already at higher risk of having diabetes, and therefore having some damage to their retinas, even if it’s not yet been diagnosed.

Dr. Lorenzo sees evidence of diabetic retinopathy all too often.

“In Mexico, diabetes and prediabetes are frequent problems,” says Dr. Lorenzo, explaining that Mexico has among the highest rates of diabetes among developing countries. Undiagnosed diabetes is common.

“Many of my patients don’t know they have diabetes or prediabetes, “ Dr. Lorenzo says. “But I can see evidence of diabetic retinopathy when I look in their eyes.”"

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All the best Jan

31 comments:

sandy said...

that's something I never knew. that's very interesting.

Snowbird said...

That's certainly good to know!xxx

Martha said...

As soon as I read the title I thought oh, that's why I'm half blind. Carbs are a favorite. Good info to know!

DVArtist said...

A wonderful post. I learned a lot today. Thank you.

Christine said...

Thanks for this important info!

Tom said...

...good to know.

Lorrie said...

Diabetes is such a debilitating disease in many ways. Eating low-carb can save quality and quantity of life.

Elephant's Child said...

Is there anything a low carb diet cannot help?

Carla from The River said...

Very interesting and I learned some new information today. Thank You.
Carla

peppylady (Dora) said...

Great info stay safe and coffee is on

aussie aNNie said...

Great reading. xxx

Margaret D said...

Interesting read.

Valerie-Jael said...

Thanks for the information, most interesting. Valerie

Dennis Yannakos said...

I have just learned something new from your blog, Thank you for sharing!
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Victor S E Moubarak said...

Great article.

God bless.

Judee said...

Very interesting information about the eye that I was not aware of. Thanks for an informative and inspiring post.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Great post!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!
Hugs,
Dbebie

Jeanie said...

I'm beginning to think low carb answers everything!

NanaDiana said...

WE just lost someone to diabetes. It is a horrible disease. Thanks for the visit to my blog-working with a new computer so couldn't access your email addy to reply. Have a great Wednesday-xo Diana

David M. Gascoigne, said...

The dietary recommendation that I have always received for good eye health is lots of dark green, leafy vegetables - kale, savoy cabbage, broccoli etc.

Sami said...

Interesting info Jan.

Divers and Sundry said...

I hadn't heard this. Thanks!

bill burke said...

Good article, thanks for sharing.

Khaya Ronkainen said...

A very informative article. Low carb, it seems can help us maintain a healthy lifestyle overall.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Conselhos muito uteis.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Debbie said...

why can't carbs be good for you?!?!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This is so important! And there is so much we can do to improve our health using common sense! Thanks for this post!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That was interesting Jan, I did not know that!

Sue said...

Wow what an interesting article, everything is connected isn't it! Take care, Sue xx

baili said...

thank you for great informative sharing as always my friend

we try to keep check on health as routine check up common people is not suggested or applied by government here
your posts always help to do so :)

blessings!

Teresa said...

Muy interesante, me encanta este reportaje. Buen día.