Foods That Can Help Prevent Cataract (1)

Foods That Can Help Prevent Cataract

While there are various risk factors that can cause a person to have a cataract, there are also tiny steps one can do to help prevent it.

For one, eating some specific foods can help in terms of thwarting the causes of cataract.

With the help of the advancement in technology, several recent studies strongly suggest certain nutrients, gained from some foods, can help reduce your risk of cataract.

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Advanced nutrition studies strongly show that fresh vegetables and fruits that are high in anti-oxidants can help prevent various types of cataracts. Intakes of that, along with vitamin E, were associated with significantly decreased risks of cataract.

Vitamin E can be attained through the intake of foods that include spinach, sunflower seeds, leafy greens, papaya, and almonds.

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While those mentioned are bound to help you prevent cataract, vitamin C intake is the one you need to fight off cataract and avoid its progression. Vitamin C is proven to be helpful in terms of fighting cataracts as it slows down their progression.

For that, at least 250 mg of daily vitamin C intake is recommended for optimum eye care.

Those who constantly follow a healthy diet that contains mostly vegetables, colorful fruits, and even whole grains are more likely to have decreased risk of cataracts.

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Provided that there are varieties of vegetables and fruits that are high in anti-oxidants, you have plenty of choices to choose from for you to have nutritious and healthy food that can help you be protected from cataract.

With this tiny step, you can help keep your eyes healthy while keeping cataracts away.
Aside from these helpful foods, it is likewise important for you to have your regular eye checkup to make sure you maintain your visual health.

If you have concerns and problems with cataract, contact our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517 to schedule a consultation and a comprehensive eye examination to see if you need a treatment.

Does a Cataract Need to be Fully Ripe for it to be Removed?

Does a Cataract Need to be Fully Ripe for it to be Removed?

When it comes to removing a cataract, many are wondering when the perfect time is.

One of the most commonly asked questions is if a cataract needs to be fully ripe or not for it to be removed. Since potentially having Cataract Surgery is a critical decision, it is rightfully important for the patient to first know the specifics.

Regarding that question, as per medical experts, it is actually better to have a cataract removed the soonest to avoid worsening of the situation.

A cataract does not necessarily have to be ripe for it to be removed.

While the case in the past is that you would have to wait for it to be more solid and ripe before being removed, it’s not the case anymore at this point and time.

With modern and significant advances in Cataract Surgery, the natural lens can now be removed from the eye at any stage, even when the cataract is yet to be fully developed.

Most cataracts are now removed by thoroughly breaking up the lens into small pieces before suctioning them out, thanks to the advancement of the Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery, which utilizes a proven and state-of-the-art laser technology treatment for cataract removal that specifically creates an efficient surgical plan and delivers a unique procedure suited for every patient ensuring a highly accurate data and effective results.
With that, the femtosecond laser pulses create the incisions and break down the cataract to smaller and softer pieces allowing for a gentler suctioning of the cataract. Through this method, the lens does not have to be significantly hard for it to be removed.

On another note, it’s actually more difficult to suction out the pieces of a harder lens.

Still, a cataract should not be removed yet simply because it is present. Many people have cataracts that do not cause blurred vision, interfere with activities of daily living, or otherwise prevent them from leading active and productive lives.

In these cases, these people should not undergo unnecessary surgery yet to remove their cataracts.

However, once reduced vision due to cataract already interferes with your everyday activities, your cataract must then be removed the soonest for your own convenience. This is the time for you to go to an optometrist and/or an ophthalmologist to plot the best action course.

The only treatment for cataract is to have it removed surgically.

Shinagawa offers the most precise and advanced Cataract Surgery in the country so you won’t have to worry.

Contact our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517 to schedule a consultation and a comprehensive eye examination to see if it’s already time for your cataract to be removed.

Bright Sight For The Family: The Journey of Shermaine and Melquiades

Bright Sight For The Family: The Journey of Shermaine and Melquiades

Five years ago in 2013, veteran actress/host Shermaine Santiago was desperate for a brighter eyesight as she was already struggling with her daily activities in and outside of showbiz.

Seeking to brighten her vision during that time, the Kapuso star turned to Shinagawa LASIK Center. Shermaine decided to have LASIK to help her with it.

Not only did she get the results she wanted and the perfect vision she hoped for, she continued to enjoy the benefits of that life-changing decision five years later.

“I won’t forget my LASIK as I had it five (5) years ago in 2013 at Shinagawa. My eye grade before LASIK was around 275 back then and now, I still enjoy a 20/10 vision even five years after my procedure.”

Melquiades Marquez for Cataract Surgery

As she recalled her journey, Shermaine then thought that it’s also best for her grandfather Melquiades Marquez, 82, to seek help with his cataract problems.

According to Shermaine, it almost got to a point where he grandpa could barely see anything due to cataract. By that time, she decided to do something about it.

Once again, she trusted Shinagawa to take care of Melquiades’ eyesight through Cataract Surgery.

Cataract Screening of Melquiades Marquez at Shinagawa

Different procedures, same precise and amazing results.

Melquiades’ daughter Myla Marquez Macugay expressed the family’s satisfaction with the regained sharp vision of their beloved head of the family.

“I’m a daughter of an 82-year-old man with a severe matured cataract on both his eyes. That made him dependent on everyone around him and he lost his confidence.

That lasted until a very kind person referred us to Shinagawa. It did not disappoint us and moreover, it exceeded our expectations. The cataract surgery went so well and even the checkups after that.

Now, we are very glad that my father can see again. He started to describe everything that meets his eyes and can now walk confidently. It’s such a joy to see him that way.

Melquiades Marquez at Shinagawa Lasik & Aesthetics for Cataract Surgery

The facilities at Shinagawa are very hi-tech and you won’t worry that something wrong might happen because everything is so up-to-date. The doctors and staff are so accommodating and not only are they extremely knowledgeable of what they’re doing, they will also inform you of every little detail that you need to know, especially that my father is of age. They’re very particular and careful in terms of not giving you anything to worry about.

If you’re looking for a good LASIK & Aesthetic center with great facilities and doctors, Shinagawa is definitely the place and I promise you fulfillment and no disappointments.”

With a big help from LASIK and Cataract treatments at Shinagawa, Shermaine and Melquiades now both enjoy a bright eyesight that allows them to live their lives to the fullest.

Melquiades Marquez with Dr. Dinglasan and Dr. Dela Cruz at Shinagawa Lasik & Aesthetics

“I’m so happy for him (Melquiades) as he can now watch boxing, Pacquiao fights, and enjoy it unlike before the surgery where he couldn’t see much,” shared Shermaine.

To regain a bright vision either through the help of LASIK or Cataract Surgery, you can certainly put your trust in Shinagawa. To start your own journey back to a brighter vision, reach us through our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517

Trusting Shinagawa: Cynthia Carrion Bids Cataract Goodbye

Many would agree that trust is indeed a big word.

When it comes to the most important decisions in life, trust normally comes into play. The same can be said when it comes to health.

For a pro-active woman who lives her life to the fullest, Cynthia Lagdameo Carrion, 71, just could not afford to have a poor eyesight for long, given everything on her daily plate.

Cynthia Lagdameo with Dr. Jaime Dinglasan at Shinagawa-Makati


That’s why when cataract started to become a burden for a busy woman like Cynthia, she turned to Shinagawa and to her well-trusted eye expert, Dr. Jaime Dinglasan for her surgery.

Thankfully for the President of the Gymnastics Association of the Philippines, Executive Board of the Philippine Olympics Committee, Vice President (SEA ZONE) of Asian Gymnastics Union (AGU), Executive Member of FIG Women in Gymnastics Commission, Council Member of Council Member of Southeast Asian Games Federation, Managing Director of Advantage Sports & Leisure (ASL Co.) and CEO of Corregidor Foundation, that was the perfect answer.

“There are reasons why I have complete trust in Shinagawa and Dr. Jaime Dinglasan to take care of my eyes and vision,” shared Cynthia, before going on to cite why she trusted Shinagawa in the first place.

Before plunging into her cataract removal surgery at Shinagawa, Cynthia is already aware of the reasons why Shinagawa earned her trust in the first place.

Cynthia Lagdameo's Pre-Eye Screening before Cataract Surgery at Shinagawa PH

“First, they (Shinagawa) have the best and most modern technology for completing eye examinations and procedures. Secondly, they have shown their medical integrity by not undertaking procedures on recommended individuals as surgery was not appropriate. They are not just there to make money, but are there to provide a medical service with integrity. Thirdly, they are fully professional in their application and have a success record.”

This isn’t actually the first time that Cynthia had entrusted her eyes and vision to Dr. Dinglasan and Shinagawa. That’s why she knew what to expect.

“I already have had several eye surgical procedures with Dr. Dinglasan – LASIK and now, Cataract surgery. I will only be an endorser for products or services I have known from personal experience. I, therefore, have no hesitation in recommending Dr. Dinglasan and the Shinagawa Clinic,” happily expressed Cynthia.

Cynthia Lagdameo's Eye Check-Up

A health enthusiast, Cynthia has spent her life promoting sports, fitness, health, and wellness not only in the Philippines but throughout the world as well. She is a staunch advocate and a key mover in the Philippine Sports community.

Cynthia is also a top-notch government official who have served several agencies since 2001 all the way to present aside from being an advocate in promoting the welfare of marginalized sector, especially those of women and children through her active involvement and dedication.

For the safest and most efficient Cataract Surgery, you can certainly put your trust in Shinagawa. To start your own journey back to a brighter vision, reach us through our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517

Good Accident: Pena Family Bonds For Brighter Visions at Shinagawa

Good Accident: Pena Family Bonds For Brighter Visions at Shinagawa

Chasing a brighter eyesight for a brighter tomorrow can certainly be an amazing family bonding.

Such was the case for the Pena family, as they went through life-changing experiences at Shinagawa to enhance their vision.

Joel Pena, a managing director, shared how he and his family had their unforgettable LASIK and Cataract treatments at Shinagawa. Apparently, not all accidents result in negativity.

For Joel, knowing Shinagawa is probably the best accident that happened to him and his loved ones.

“Shinagawa Clinic came to me by accident. It all started when my wife wanted to have LASIK operation as she was too tired of wearing eyeglasses and I went with her for a LASIK consultation.

A week before that, I was advised by an optometrist to seek the further consultation of my left eye for a possible cataract condition. True enough, Dr. Francis Guerrero confirmed the severity of the cataract and it needs an immediate operation,” shared Joel.

Joel went on to share how the window opened for their family to successfully regain their bright visions through LASIK and Cataract surgeries.

“It’s also a blessing that they have a tie-up with a credit card company which offers a one-year scheme to pay. With that, I immediately scheduled the cataract operation for my left eye as a doctor knows best.

Even my eldest son, a registered nurse, gave me an assurance that if I would undergo an operation, it was best at Shinagawa as they are authoritative when it comes to eye treatment, having encountered all kinds of eye defects and diseases. They handle eye cases without sweating at all.”

Joel credited his spot-on doctor for his and his son’s now-stunning eyesight.

“Don’t be intimidated by a towering look, a poker face and a calculated move, inside the operating room. I could feel Dr. Guerrero treated me not as a patient but as his brother with his light touch of hands, precise movement of the instrument and with no labor of pain.  He treated my second son, who only had two weeks of vacation from U.K., the same way. He (Dr. Guerrero) was willing to perform LASIK operation if my son gave him an assurance to see him the first day after the operation and a week after the operation because he did not want to put my son’s vision in peril and to give him a peace of mind that my son’s LASIK operation will be just fine when he gets back to U.K.

Before my operation, Rhonnie who is an assistant specialist was saying that it would be painless and the lens is state-of-the-art. True enough, it was painless and it was a great lens that after a day of my operation, I was the one driving the car from Cavite to Ortigas for my check-up. Do you know what comes next? I scheduled right away from my right eye, which is also developing a sign of a cataract. They cared for my eyes more than I care about it!”

Now with a bright vision once again, Joel lets go of his previous struggles completely.

“Since I was 17 years old, I have been wearing eyeglasses and from then on, I conditioned myself that “I and my eyeglass” will be together ‘til the rest of my life. After the operation, I can savor the freedom of not having to worry where to put my eyeglass and not seeing things clearly. What a relief!

Old habit is hard to die, I am still wearing eyeglass but this time, it’s a sunglass.”

Joel R. Pena

Managing Director,

One Apethusa Dream Food Corp.