Getting older is something everyone faces every day. Unfortunately for aging women, developing a vision condition or disease is not uncommon in old age. The hard truth is that many more women than men will lose their sight as a result of aging and the various vision conditions they are likely to develop. But there […]
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Ladies, we’ve got some good news and bad news for you. We won’t beat around the bush so here’s the bad news: according to Prevent Blindness, women make up the majority of Americans over the age of 40 to be visually impaired or blind. Unfortunately, due to a variety of biological factors that no woman […]
The battle of the sexes has some handicaps when it comes to vision loss. A variety of reasons tend to leave women high and dry when it comes to visual disorders and many common eye diseases are much, much more likely to strike women than men. The numbers don’t lie on this one: when examining […]
We’ll start this one off by saying that when we’re talking about human biology, hormones affect just about everything. As anyone who’s ever been through puberty can attest, hormonal changes can completely alter a human body. Changes in sight is, of course, no different. Hormones and hormone ratios are crucial parts of the body’s system […]
Dry eyes might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about menopause. With all of the other changes that menopause brings, eye discomfort seems like a pretty insignificant detail. But we’re talking about your sight here – even apparently minor issues should be treated seriously, and eye dryness is no […]
Women have always had kind of a one-up on men because it’s said that women live longer than men. But it turns out that living longer than men may not be something worth cheering for so much because it also means women are much more likely to experience vision problems and even lose their sight […]
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 […]
Birth control pills are widely used in the United States, but now new research is linking the usage of the birth control pills to an increased risk of glaucoma. Birth control pills are used as a pregnancy prevention measure and work by putting hormones (estrogen and progestin) into the woman’s system. These hormones keep the […]
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