The team at Dr. Ambati's Eugene practice knows the benefits of good nutrition and the role it plays in eye care.


For the general population, to help reduce the risk of macular degeneration, it is wise to enhance one's diet by:

For patients with dry eyes and blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids), it is helpful to enhance the diet by:

For patients with diabetes or pre-diabetes (which can affect any part of the eye, including causing retinal bleeding or swelling and increase risk of glaucoma), the following nutritional modifications will likely be helpful:

For patients with hypertension (which can increase the risk of macular degenerationy, diabetic retinopathy & glaucoma), the following adjustments to diet would likely be useful: 

Food supplements ("nutraceuticals") that might help you in these goals include flaxseed oil, fish oil, Ocuvite, PreserVision, EyeCaps, TheraTears supplements, Ojo Liquid Eye Nectar, or Lumega-Z.

Diabetes and hypertension can cause eye problems by themselves or contributing to things like cataract, glaucoma, or macular degeneration. So if you have those conditions, reducing sugar and salt while increasing foods with a low glycemic index and high in potassium can be very helpful.


To learn more about the benefits of nutrition and how healthy living can benefit your eye care contact Dr. Ambati's Eugene office.