Nutritional Eye Washing Solution (NEWS)

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The age-related macular degeneration (AMD) caused vision loss for millions of patient worldly. Lutein and Zeaxanthin can reduce the blue light and ultraviolet damage to the retina and decrease rate of AMD. However, lutein is difficult to be dissolved in water, the lutein as a dietary supplement through mouth may be only very small amount that can reach the eyes. This is a try to use two herbs and four vitamins put in a concentrated nutritional eye washing solution, and use two drops of that concentrated eye washing solution mixed in every one milliliter of saline, and put in an eye cup to wash the eyes, that may benefit to the easier absorption of those nutritional elements by the eye. Expectedly, that kind of novel eye washing solution may have some benefit for eye health and a sharp vision.

Lutein and Zeaxanthin can reduce the blue light and ultraviolet damage to the retina and decrease the rate of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) [1]. It is known that AMD had caused vision loss for millions of people around the world. By feeding the body with antioxidants, such that lutein, it activates the body's self-healing property, enable the body to perform detoxin, repair and rejuvenate the sick cells, thus, it strengthens immune function and even reverse aging. However, lutein is insoluble in water [2]. So, it is diٹcult to dissolve lutein by saline and other aqueous solvent that may greatly decrease its absorption through digestive system. Free lutein is absorbed at a higher rate than lutein esters [3]. Нe eye is about 7~8 g in weight. Two eyes are about 15 g totally. If the average human body is about 50 kg, two eyes are only 15/50,000 of the body weight, or, 0.0003 of the body weight. Suppose that one man uptakes a 20 mg lutein pill and if lutein is evenly distributed to the whole body, two eyes can only get 20 mg × 0.0003=0.006 mg of lutein, or each eye gets 3 µg of lutein. In my preliminary experiment, I learnt that lutein is very diٹcult to be dissolved in water and alcohol. Нe uptaking of lutein by mouth, it might stick to the foods, and only small amount of lutein can be absorbed by the digestive system. So, it is quite possible that when a man takes 20 mg lutein pill, one eye can only get about 1 µg of lutein or even less. And we know that the diameter of retinal artery, that can transport lutein to the retina, is rather small. So, it is reasonable to consider that eyes are always under the malnutrition condition of lutein supplying. We may say that aged people, especially for those who have bad circulation or blood vessels cumulated with lipids due to long time of eating bad oily foods are in a state of thirsty of lutein, which will cause blur eye or the ultraviolet light hurt to the eye, or eye pain, or macular degeneration, etc. Here is a protocol to prepare a nutritional eye washing solution (NEWS). Нis experiment took six hours to complete (from November 10, 2017, 8:00 pm to November 11, 2017, 2:00 am). Previously, I had tried to prepare eye wash solution containing lutein. However, I felt that it was very diٹcult to dissolve lutein in saline or alcohol. With the successful of this preliminary experiment, I decide to use 1/250 Triton X-100 in 190 proof of Mohawk liquor (grain alcohol) as the organic phase solution to dissolve oily substances.

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