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November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

For many Americans, November is the month we give thanks and get awesome deals on flat screen TVs on Black Friday. However, in the eye health community, November is the month we raise awareness for diabetic eye diseases. Among numerous other complications, diabetes can also affect your eyes. Many people, including diabetics, are unaware of […]

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Is Your Eyesight Getting Worse

Is Your Eyesight Getting Worse? Things to Watch Out for Before it Becomes Serious

Like any part of our bodies, our eyes go through normal wear and tear. It doesn’t always mean anything is necessarily wrong or out of the ordinary. But, sometimes when our eyes go through sudden and severe vision changes, it may indicate an underlying health problem. Our eyes can give us signs of various diseases. […]

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Protecting Your Vision Against Glaucoma Cataracts Macular Degeneration

The Big Three: Protecting Your Vision Against Glaucoma, Cataracts, and Macular Degeneration

There are a lot of vision disorders that can affect our eyesight and our overall eye health. However, very few affect our eyes like the Big Three do. Glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration are the most popular vision conditions that develop as we age. Approximately three million people in the United States have glaucoma (but […]

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Going for a Run or Even a Brisk Walk Can Improve Your Vision

Going for a Run, or Even a Brisk Walk, Can Improve Your Vision

Having healthy eyes means having a healthy body, right? Everything in our body is connected, so maintaining our overall health is just as important as caring for our eyes. In fact, when you care for your eyesight through your dietary habits, you’re inevitably doing good things for the rest of your body as it needs […]

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Low Vision Affects Physical and Cognitive Abilities in Older Adults

Low Vision Affects Physical and Cognitive Abilities in Older Adults

Our bodies are only so resilient before they start to wear down. Though life expectancy is higher than ever thanks to healthier living conditions, our bodies are not exempt from being worn down. The eyes unfortunately are often the first thing to go. We use our eyes every single day, without fail. The reason we […]

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Heterochromia Iridis

Heterochromia Iridis: The Rare Iris Disease

Different colored irises are a fairly common occurrence in animals, but a rather rare disease in humans. Heterochromia iridis is a rare eye condition that affects the iris of the eye, where the two irises differ in color. For example, one eye could be blue while the other, brown. Actress Mila Kunis is one rare […]

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Optic Nerve Regrowth in Mice May Lead to New Treatment for Glaucoma

Optic Nerve Regrowth in Mice May Lead to New Treatment for Glaucoma

As you may or may not know, January was National Glaucoma Month. We posted that special article out about it, but some stuff didn’t make the cut; specifically this new study which may lead towards a cure for glaucoma and other degenerative diseases. We weren’t about to lump this exciting news into any old article. […]

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New Imaging Technique Could Detect Glaucoma Earlier

New Imaging Technique Could Detect Glaucoma Earlier

Glaucoma is one of those sneaky diseases that fly under your radar until it’s too late to do anything about. Imaging techniques have been steadily evolving over the past decade but none can detect glaucoma early enough to prevent the disease. Early enough to slow the disease, yes, but to prevent it and stop it […]

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Nearly Two-thirds of American Adults Have Vision Problems

Nearly Two-thirds of American Adults Have Vision Problems, But Many Do Nothing About It

We’re living in the golden age of health. Now, more than ever, people are concerned about their health and physical well-being. This isn’t to say that the concept of health is in anyway new (just look at how far back Traditional Chinese Medicine dates), but the way we take care of ourselves sure has changed. […]

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Diabetes-Related Eye Diseases

Diabetes-Related Eye Diseases

If you are diabetic, your eyes are at risk. It doesn’t matter if you’re really careful about your disease and on top of your blood sugar levels and everything. If you have diabetes, your eyes are at risk of developing diabetes-related eye diseases. That isn’t to say that your efforts to control your diabetes have […]

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January is National Glaucoma Month

January is National Glaucoma Month

Happy New Year to our lovely readers! We hope you all had a relaxing holiday and are ready to take on whatever challenges this new year will throw at you. We know you’ll be able to handle it! Meanwhile, in the world of eye health, the new year has already got us up and about […]

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