Children with genetic defects affecting cells in the retina progressively lose vision and can eventually become blind. Research now underway offers hope for gene therapy, stem cell therapies and drug therapies for hereditary retinal disorders in the future.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Opthamalogist Sumit Sharma, MD, answers this one.
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.
The lack of daylight in the evening can limit some people’s ability to see and get around. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Night blindness (nyctalopia), the inability to see well at night or in poor light, is not a disease. It’s a symptom of an underlying condition. In most cases, it’s treatable; … Read More
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Hearing and vision loss are common as we age, but there are things you can do to lessen the impact. A doctor discusses sensory decline and aging.
If you’re considering laser eye surgery for refractive vision correction and started some online research, you may have run across stories of surgical complications that would make any reasonable person hesitate. But when it comes to making this important decision, not all surgical centers are created equal. It’s important to know the whole story. So how do you know … Read More
Is it time for cataract surgery? It turns out, there are lots of good answers to that question – but only one best choice. Cataracts, as it turns out, can be taken care of at any time. However, there is one very good reason to be evaluated right away, Dr. Gans says. Cataract-like symptoms may signal … Read More
When was the last time you had a staring contest? It may have been more recently than you think — in fact, it could be happening right now. Not with another human but rather with your computer monitor. Read the full story 5 Fixes for Computer Vision Syndrome
Dizziness is not a problem you should ignore. It can affect people differently, making you feel like you are spinning, light-headed, imbalanced, woozy, or it can cause a floating or rocking sensation. You may also experience nausea and visual problems, such as a decrease in focus, says vestibular therapist Janet Kucinic. She says it’s important … Read More
One of the more obvious changes of middle age is in our eyesight. When the once crystal-clear words on a page or screen start to blur at your usual reading length, that’s a pretty good sign you need reading glasses. While reading glasses may be all you need, it’s important to consult your doctor for … Read More