Drinking one cup of hot tea at least once a day may significantly lower your risk of developing glaucoma, a serious eye condition that can lead to blindness. One of the Top Causes of Blindness Glaucoma causes fluid pressure to build up inside the eyes, damaging the optic nerve. The disease is among the top [...]
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Diabetics with related eye damage called retinopathy are more likely to fall compared with diabetes patients who have not developed vision problems. What Is Diabetic Retinopathy? Diabetic retinopathy happens when high blood sugar levels cause damage to the blood vessels in the retina. This damage causes blurred vision, difficulty in distinguishing colors, and even blindness. [...]
Findings of a new study presented at the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in November 2017 have shown that people who exercise may significantly reduce their risk for glaucoma. Glaucoma Glaucoma happens when fluids build up in the front part of the eye and increase pressure, causing damage to [...]
Findings of a new study have revealed that small opacities that cover the blood vessels in the retina, known as the retinal amyloid plaque, may indicate early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. The findings mean that caregivers, families and patients may receive an earlier diagnosis, allowing them to take the necessary action to slow the progression of the [...]
Winter’s cold weather brings with it a range of health woes and dry, itchy eyes are among them. Dr. Marissa Locy, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Department of Ophthalmology, explained that humidity generally drops in the winter as most people turn on the heat in their offices and homes to fight the [...]