Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults. It is caused by high blood sugar due to diabetes. Anyone with diabetes is at risk for developing diabetic retinopathy.
Category: Vision conditions
Cataracts occur when proteins in the lens form into abnormal clumps, which enlarge gradually and interfere with vision by distorting or blocking the passage of light through the lens.
Age-related Macular Degeneration affects the central part of the retina. The disease can lead to central vision loss in one or both eyes.
Thyroid eye disease is an immune-mediated disorder characterized by swelling, bulging, blurred vision and doubled vision.
It has been said that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but new research suggests that the eyes may actually be the windows into the heart.
For many of us, researching our ancestral roots has become a favorite pastime. But did you know that understanding your family history can also be vital to maintaining good health?
According to the World Health Organization, there are more than 2.2 billion individuals worldwide with vision impairment or blindness. In the U.S. alone, blindness or low vision affects more than 4.2 million Americans.
A visit to your eye care professional may give you clues about the health of your brain and reveal some early signs of various forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.
Conjunctivitis, also known as “pink eye,” is a common eye disease. It is called “pink eye” because it can cause the white of the eye to become pink or red. It occurs when there is an irritation or inflammation of the conjunctiva.
As we reach our 40s and 50s, we face new vision challenges that may be just around the corner. Fortunately, most age-related vision issues are preventable and treatable if you take simple steps to protect your eyes.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is deterioration of the macula, which is the small central area of the retina of the eye that is responsible for sharp, central vision.