In this episode, I invite Ophthalmology registrar and colleague Dr Lilani onto the podcast to talk about how food can affect our ocular health.
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If you think you may be suffering from any issues with your eyes – then please contact your GP or your optician in the first instance.
As with other health related conditions, the eye is no different and improvements in diet and lifestyle can be beneficial to your eye health. Including focusing on nutrient dense ingredients, eating more fruits and vegetables and lowering consumption of processed foods and high sugar foods.
Easy lifestyle changes such as the amount of screen time that we are exposing ourselves to, along with the amount and quality of sleep are worth considering.
Listen to the episode for more in depth information on ‘eating for your eyes’, and try out some of the recipes in my book, on the website and and across social media
Dr Lilani Abeywickrama is an ophthalmology registrar based in London.
I completed an MSc in the Biology of Vision, the focus of my masters was on Thyroid Eye Disease. This is what sparked my interest in how various systemic pathologies affect the eye and how lifestyle factors and our diet affect this tiny organ.
Working in Switzerland for a year also allowed me to better understand the impact of lifestyle factors on other populations within my speciality.
Some helpful resource links:
contact lens wearing: http://mbio.asm.org/content/7/2/e00198-16.full
microbiome and ophthalmic disease
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