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AMD Occurring Earlier Than Previously Thought

Age-related macular degeneration is a disease that causes vision problems and blindness and it is a disease that is associated with people over the age of 50. However, new findings determined by the University Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz show that it may not be a disease that only affects older people. There […]

Drinking Coffee May Protect Your Vision

You may have heard before that drinking coffee is bad for you, mainly because of the caffeine that it contains. You may have even told your teenage kids they couldn’t drink coffee because it would stunt their growth, which is something most parents probably say. But recent studies show that drinking coffee can actually have […]

Can Your Wild Lifestyle Lead to Vision Problems?

If you drink a lot, smoke at all, or are not a very active person, you could be setting yourself up for vision problems down the road. So many people just don’t know the consequences of the habits they have. But a lot of the things you do in your everyday life can have a significant […]

Menopause Medication May Reduce Glaucoma

As the women go through menopause, many doctors prescribe hormone replacement therapy to relieve the symptoms. A new study has found a connection between women who take estrogen-only hormone replacement therapy and a reduced risk for a common form of glaucoma. This is amazing news, since glaucoma is an eye disease which causes damage to […]

Do Contact Lenses Come with Potential Health Risks?

Many people choose to wear contact lenses for cosmetic reasons while others choose to wear them for comfort reasons. No matter what the motive, before you choose to wear contact lenses, make sure you are completely aware of the risks that come along with them. While some of the risks are minor, others are quite […]

Am I At Risk of Going Blind At Work?

Accidents are the number one cause of blindness and can happen anywhere, even at work. Actually, often at work. It’s scary to think that your work environment and conditions may end up costing you your eyesight, but it’s the reality – there are so many jobs out there that are just plain physically dangerous. Of […]

New Sound Device Teaches Blind People to See

Since the beginning of medical history, it has been thought that infants who lose their vision have little to no hope to restore their vision later in life. This is because if you lose your vision early in life, then the visual cortex will not develop properly as you grow older. However, some researchers are […]

Can LASIK Eye Surgery Cure Glaucoma?

The eye disease glaucoma is often called the “sneak thief of sight.” This is due to the fact that the loss of vision typically occurs over a long time period and is only able to be detected when the disease has become quite advanced. People suffering from glaucoma, unfortunately, don’t have many options and may […]

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