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Improving Vision Damage Caused by Traumatic or Degenerative Diseases at Home

Improving Vision Damage Caused by Traumatic or Degenerative Diseases at Home

What if someone told you that you could repair vision loss? Or that you could heal the damage in your eyes from injury? It’s possible, and now you may be able to do that from the comfort of your own home, to some extent. Degenerative ocular diseases affect huge portions of the population – over […]

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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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Is Broccoli the New Carrot? Fighting AMD for Healthier Vision

Is Broccoli the New Carrot? Fighting AMD for Healthier Vision

For years, parents all over the world have been hammering it into our heads to eat all of our carrots if we want perfect vision. They weren’t completely wrong. Carrots are a superfood when it comes to maintaining healthy vision. But is there a food that may be even better than carrots? The answer is, […]

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Stargardt’s Disease: The Macular Degeneration That Affects Children and Teens

Stargardt’s Disease: The Macular Degeneration That Affects Children and Teens

Whenever we hear the term “macular degeneration” we often hear it with a preceding term: age-related. All the oldsters feel a wave of panic while the youngsters sigh with relief. There’s still time to prevent it. But what if I were to tell you that macular degeneration isn’t just for the elderly? Children and teens […]

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All About Ginkgo Biloba

All About Ginkgo Biloba

Now there’s a funny sounding name, but this herb isn’t joking around. In fact, ginkgo biloba is the oldest surviving tree species on earth! Ginkgo biloba has a long history rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine. If there’s one thing we’ve learned about traditional forms of medicine it’s that we can heal ourselves naturally! Ginkgo biloba […]

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The Link Between Aspirin and Macular Degeneration

The Link Between Aspirin and Macular Degeneration

What is Macular Degeneration? Macular Degeneration is an eye disorder that can cause severe vision loss in people aged 60 and over. The most severe cases can even cause blindness. The disease occurs when the portion of the retina known as the macula begins to degenerate. This causes people to lose the ability to sense […]

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Testing Low Vision Driving Abilities Through Simulation

Testing Low Vision Driving Abilities Through Simulation

For those experiencing the effects of diminishing eyesight, driving can easily become one of the most difficult elements of everyday life. This can be especially trying for those dealing with central vision loss, or a blind area in their central vision. Vision researchers in Boston have recently published the results of a new study that […]

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Contrast Sensitivity and Aging Vision

Contrast Sensitivity and Aging Vision

Old age isn’t always kind to eyes. Even people with 20/20 vision will often see a general decrease of various eyesight and vision attritubes as they get older. This is largely due to a long list of conditions that either become worse or more likely with age. Presbyopia, for example, an impairment of near vision, […]

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Computer-based Color Vision Testing: New Method of Diagnosis

Computer-based Color Vision Testing: New Method of Diagnosis

Eye health and computers continue to become better and better friends. It’s true, computers cause a lot of issues for the eyes – CVS is becoming a major problem in the digital era – but technology is evolving to help diagnose many common vision problems. One of the more recent developments: digital tests designed to screen for […]

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Molecular Eye Mapping Could Help Treat Vision Loss

Molecular Eye Mapping Could Help Treat Vision Loss

Millions of people suffer from vision loss diseases like macular degeneration and there are only a handful of treatments that can be used to slow down these vision loss diseases, but nothing will completely stop them from progressing. However, there may be a new kind of treatment for macular degeneration and other vision loss diseases […]

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Fish Oil for the Eyes

Fish Oil for the Eyes

As far as brand names go, it’s less than appetizing. And really, fish oil is pretty true to its name – it’s oil derived from fish. While it may not sound like something you want to ingest, fish oil is purported to have a wide range of medical benefits, making it one of the most popular […]

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