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There are repeated discussions about whether retinal detachment can be prevented.
Basically: there is NO PROPHYLAXIS against retinal detachment.

It is certainly helpful to follow the rules of conduct given after an operation has already taken place. However, you can sit in the glass house and adhere to all the rules of conduct - and the retina will still come off again. It's just unpredictable.

I think a reasonable level of caution is better than renouncing all things. However - I would stop smoking!

In my opinion, there are a few things you can do to help your eyes.

Vitamins and minerals for the eyes

There are many vitamins and minerals that have beneficial effects on the eyes and retina. Whether and when who should take in how much additional vitamins must be clarified individually, as an overdose of some substances can also have a harmful effect. In general, as many fresh fruit and vegetables as possible (e.g. delicious carrots cooked with butter), at least 400 g vegetables and 200 g fruit daily. It is also extremely important for the eyes not to smoke. I would also like to point out that taking dietary supplements containing the ingredients described below cannot prevent retinal detachment.

There is no study on the use of these preparations and their effect on retinal detachment. Overall, however, I have received very positive feedback in the self-help group from people who regularly take blueberry juice and elderberry juice and / or tablets with blueberry extract and lutein. Irritation, light phenomena and flickering eyes decrease - I personally can agree with this opinion. In the pharmacies there are combination preparations z. B. with blueberry extract, selenium, lutein and vitamin C. Costs per month supply between 10 and 20 euros. The juices are very different in price depending on the fruit content (between 70-100%). 0.33 liters of blueberry juice with 100% in health food stores or pharmacies between 2.70 and 4.00 euros. A glass diluted with water is enough every day.

Anthocyanins
  • Strengthen the retina
  • The human eye becomes more accustomed to the dark
  • Treatment of diabetic retinal disease and AMD
  • Diverse physiological effects
  • Radical scavenger (antioxidant)
  • High concentrations in:
    • Elderberry (340-980 mg / 100g)
    • Blueberries (83-420 mg / 100g)
    • Cherries (350-400 mg / 100g)
    • Black currants (130-400 mg / 100g)
    • Grapes, red 30-750 mg / 100g)
    • Eggplant (750 mg / 100g)
  • Also contained in red cabbage, cranberries, red onions, raspberries, blackberries, aronia

(DI Dr. Udo Pechanek - Food Research Institute, Vienna)

The anthocyanins have to be administered in extremely high doses. A whole pound of wild blueberries must be processed for 1 gram of active ingredient. Anyone who is affected and wants to protect and strengthen their eyes with retinal problems should talk to their doctor about therapy with blueberry extract. He can initiate effective prevention and treatment.

Vitamins
Vitamin A
  • Important for the visual process
  • Deficiency can manifest itself in night blindness or poor eyesight
Vitamin E.
  • Radical scavenger (antioxidant)
  • Builds up in the macula
vitamin C
  • Protection against oxidative stress
  • Regenerates vitamin E.
  • Builds up in the macula
Vitamin B1
  • Important for the excitation conduction of the nerves of the optic nerve
  • Cofactor for enzymes
  • Provides energy generation
Vitamin B2
  • Regulates the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, proteins
  • Protection against oxidative stress
Vitamin B6
  • Important for the functioning of the nervous system and protein metabolism
Nicotinamide
  • Indispensable for the energy balance of the cells
  • Important for the functioning of the nervous system
Carotenoids
  • Lutein, zeaxanthin
  • Macular-specific carotenoids
  • Filter harmful blue light
  • Radical scavengers
  • Minerals and trace elements
selenium
  • Cell protection
  • Important for the function of the enzyme glutathione peroxidase (antioxidant properties, prevents cell damage to the eye)
zinc
  • Directly involved in the visual process via the vitamin A metabolism system
  • Conversion of retinol into the aldehyde retinal is controlled by a zinc-dependent process
  • antioxidant

(Source: Augenlicht, Volume 1/2004, p.34)

Oxygen therapy according to Ardenne

Oxygen therapy according to Ardenne is said to have a positive effect on degenerative retinal diseases. With this therapy, you are supplied with highly concentrated oxygen twice a year for 18 days, which improves blood circulation and thus the supply to the retina. I tested it myself, and could at least determine that the photopsias light phenomena have improved.