It’s easy to take your eyesight for granted – until a problem throws its importance into sharp relief. An ophthalmologist explains the top five vision problems and the steps you can take to maximize your eyesight.
Some people with macular degeneration take a vitamin supplement like zinc to help protect against vision loss. But is that the best choice? Research shows a mix of specific vitamins and minerals that can be safer and more effective.
Here’s why you might try using white-light therapy to improve mood and sleep quality over the dark winter months.
These seven facts about wet age-related macular degeneration could save your eyesight. Your doctor can give safe, monthly eye injections with little discomfort.
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Now that warmer weather is here, so is your yardwork. Working safely in our yards requires that we look out for our eyes. That means protecting them from home-grown hazards. Ophthalmologist Rishi Singh, MD, says some yardwork can be dangerous to our eyes, particularly from flying objects. “People can get injured from a stick that … Read More
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
When it comes to eye disease, your family matters. In fact, genetics play a role in several different eye diseases and conditions. For infants and children, genetics are often to blame for congenital cataracts, congenital glaucoma and eye malformations, among other conditions. For adults, both glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration are likely inherited in most … Read More
Most of us get our eyes checked routinely — especially if we need a prescription for glasses or contacts. But there’s a more important reason to get annual examinations after age 65: the changes that occur with age. Even if our vision seems fine, certain age-related eye conditions develop very slowly, notes Cleveland Clinic Cole … Read More
A drug typically prescribed to cancer patients may also treat one of the most common eye diseases seen in people over age 65. A new study finds the cancer drug Avastin delivers the same benefits as the drug Lucentis, which is given to people with age-related macular degeneration. Daniel Martin, MD, is an ophthalmologist at … Read More