At The Prospect Eye Clinic, we strongly endorse the prevention rather than cure approach when it comes to eye health. Recent scientific studies stress the importance of good nutrition, a healthy diet and antioxidant therapy in preventing blindness from macular degeneration or glaucoma1. There are also strong links between Alzheimer's disease and poor nutrition.
Dr Amanda Ellwood PhD
To help you gain optimum eye health, The Prospect Eye Clinic is delighted to introduce the services of Dr Amanda Ellwood PhD, RGN, PhD, DipION, MBANT, NTC, a qualified nutritional therapist who specializes in the treatment of patients with ophthalmic conditions.
With over 20 years' healthcare experience, which includes the development of new medicines with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Amanda employs a personalized approach to address your specific nutritional deficiency, or dietary requirement. Amanda adopts a holistic approach based on the latest scientific research.
Amanda is an accredited member of the Nutritional Therapist Council, is a registered member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy and also registered with the Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council.
How can nutritional therapy help me?
Nutritional therapy is designed to restore optimal health by addressing specific dietary and lifestyle needs of the individual. It employs a personalised, holistic approach to address specific nutritional deficiencies / increased requirements through dietary changes and nutritional supplementation.
A consultation with Dr Ellwood will provide you with a realistic, practical dietary and lifestyle plan which aims to optimise your overall health, and to specifically address your eye condition. This will be based on the latest scientific research findings.
Prior to your appointment you will be asked to complete a health and well being questionnaire and a 3-day lifestyle and food diary. This will form the basis of the discussion with Dr Ellwood, and will help to establish your goals and nutritional needs.
At the initial consultation, an individually tailored programme will be agreed with you, and you will be given a specific, detailed dietary, lifestyle and supplement plan. Your success against agreed goals will be reviewed at the follow-up consultation, where progress will be monitored, and modifications made as necessary.
Making an appointment
To make an appointment or refer a patient to Dr Ellwood, please contact Deryn Fawcett:
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- ARED study : Arch. Ophthalmol 2008; 126 (1), 146 - 147