Posts Tagged ‘Risk’

Metformin May Help Prevent Eye Disease in People With Type 2 Diabetes

By editor
November 5, 2018

October 31, 2018 Metformin, which helps stabilize blood sugar levels, helped people with diabetes lower their chances of developing age-related macular degeneration. Metformin has established itself as the medication of choice when it comes to the first-line treatment of type 2 diabetes. In addition to lowering blood sugar, the medication may extend lives, lower heart...  read more


Corneal Infections Associated with Sleeping in CL

By editor
August 20, 2018

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/video/3919404-health-watch-cdc-warns-against-sleeping-with-contact-lenses/ Contact lenses are an effective form of vision correction used by an estimated 45 million Americans. However, contact lens wearers are at risk for contact lens–related eye infections, especially when wearers do not practice proper contact lens wear and care habits. These infections, affecting the cornea are known as microbial keratitis, can lead to...  read more


Beware the blue light: screens pose threat to eyes

By editor
August 15, 2018

Beware the blue light: screens pose threat to eyes Interview Fox5 News 8/13/18 The blue light from screens may not only interfere with sleep, but harm our vision as well, experts say. Dr. Mark Fromer, ophthalmologist at Lenox Hill Hospital, explains how staring at bright screens can affect our retinal cells and cause irreversible damage...  read more


Cataract surgery tied to fewer car crashes for seniors

By editor
June 29, 2018

June 28, 2018 by E.j. Mundell, Healthday Reporter Dr. Mark Fromer said the new study shows that "improved vision as a result of cataract surgery in the elderly population likely represents a significant reduction in economic societal costs, injuries and deaths related to traffic-related injuries." Data on more than half a million Canadian seniors shows...  read more


A Year In Review

By editor
February 20, 2018


Many eye disorders, seem to favor women over men

By editor
October 17, 2017

Women often manage families’ health concerns. But when it comes to them, they are last on their list. Two-thirds of blindness and other visual impairments in the world occur in women. There are various reasons for this, women generally live longer than men and women have hormonal fluctuations during their lives that negatively affect their...  read more


Docs May Miss Major Cause of Vision Loss in Seniors

By editor
April 28, 2017

HealthDay News April 27, 2017 A condition called age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may be going undiagnosed too often, new research suggests. The new study involved 644 people aged 60 and older who were found to have normal eye health in their most recent examination by either a primary eye care ophthalmologist or optometrist. However, when...  read more


Americans Are Severely Nearsighted

By editor
June 22, 2016

Nearly 10 Million Americans Are Severely Nearsighted By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 About 9.6 million Americans are severely nearsighted, a new study finds. Rates of nearsightedness -- also known as myopia -- in the United States rose from 25 percent in the early 1970s to 40 percent around 2000, the study...  read more


Statins May Ease Macular Degeneration

By editor
February 10, 2016

News from Healthier Living THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 High doses of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs -- medicines such as Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor -- may help people with a common eye disease called macular degeneration, a small study suggests. In the early stage clinical trial, a team from Harvard Medical School assessed the effects of statin...  read more


Tips for Healthier Eyes

By editor
December 16, 2015

1. Take a 20-Second Computer Break. Staring at a computer (or any digital screen) won’t hurt your eyes, but it can make them feel tired and dry. Surprisingly, we blink about half as often when we’re looking at a screen. Follow the 20/20/20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look at least 20 feet away for at...  read more