Your Eyes: A Window to Your Health

The old saying goes that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but they can also be a window into your health. Ophthalmologists often see clues in the eyes that warn of health issues elsewhere in your body. “Any ophthalmologist who does routine eye exams can detect these problems,” says ophthalmologist Richard Gans, MD. … Read More

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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

Baby Boomers: You Can Preserve Your Sight

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