Month: June 2015

Cataract Awareness Month

June is cataract awareness month. Cataract is clouding of the natural lens of the eye.More than 20 million Americans over the age of 40 have cataracts, and it is the most common cause of preventable blindness in the world.Cataracts do not hurt and they grow as time progresses. This growth is usually caused by our normal …

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Diabetes Drug Metformin

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, May 28, 2015The diabetes drug metformin was linked to a lower risk of developing glaucoma.People who took the most metformin during the 10-year study period had a 25 percent reduced risk of glaucoma compared with people not taking the drug, researchers found.“Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness worldwide and classic …

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