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Keep Those Old Eyes Seeing It All
Following what was no doubt a successful campaign last month to raise awareness for glaucoma, the organization Prevent Blindness America continues to work for healthy eyes by promoting February as Age-related Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Awareness month. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States with over 1.5 million adults over age 50 suffering vision loss due to AMD. As the nation grows older it is anticipated that over 17 million people will have moderate to severe AMD by the time the next decade arrives. The macu...
Retinopathy: Not Just for Diabetics
Once thought of as a diabetics-only eye disease, retinopathy can affect those whose blood glucose levels are higher than normal on a consistent basis.
Glaucoma Research for Women Only
Obesity may be linked to increased eye pressure and a decreased risk of open-angle (chronic) glaucoma in women, according to a new study. The results do not apply to men, however.
See It All with Fish Oil
Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to prevent various forms of retinopathy (eye disease caused by the proliferation of leaking blood vessels in the retina).
Splat! You're Blind
Eye injuries from paintball mishaps often result in devastating consequences, according to a study in the American Journal of Opthamology.
A Plan to Help the Pre-existing Condition Crowd
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is increasing awareness about a health plan for uninsured Americans with pre-existing conditions created by the Affordable Care Act.
The Cost of Seeing
Researchers from the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine have found significant price differences and differences in price increases for glaucoma treatments in a new study.
Do-It-Yourself Glaucoma Test
University of Arizona engineers have developed a self-administered test that may revolutionize glaucoma treatment.
Hazy Shade of Winter
Cold, dry outdoor air and dry indoor heat account for a spike in dry eye syndrome cases in the winter months.
Researchers Take a Closer Look at Myopia
Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have helped uncover a gene associated with nearsightedness (myopia) in Caucasians from different regions.