Should You Take Vitamins for Eye Health?

There’s no question that vitamin deficiencies can cause eye problems. But do you need vitamins or supplements as a result? That’s an important question. If your diet is missing the key vitamins or nutrients you need on a day-to-day basis — or you have a diagnosed deficiency that increases your disease risk — your doctor … Read More

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Eye Disease Rates Rise Along With Diabetes Cases

A new study finds the number of people with vision problems is increasing.  And this is partly due to the increasing number of people who have diabetes. Rishi Singh, MD, did not take part in the study but is an ophthalmologist at Cleveland Clinic’s Cole Eye Institute. He says it isn’t easy to catch these … Read More

Can Aspirin Damage Eye Health?

A new study has found that people who regularly use aspirin may be at increased risk of age-related macular degeneration – the leading cause of blindness in older people, occurring when the small central portion of the retina is damaged. But don’t toss out the popular pain relievers just yet. Doctors sometimes recommend a daily … Read More

Age-Related Vision Loss: Help Is Available

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in adults over age 60. Several treatments are now available to help slow or stop the disease’s progress, with some patients even getting improved vision after treatment.  A recent national study led by Cleveland Clinic, compared two drugs side by side. What is … Read More