Posts Tagged ‘Cataracts’

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 Bit of Dark Chocolate Might Sweeten Your Vision

By editor
April 27, 2018

By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 It may not replace prescription glasses, but a few bites of dark chocolate might offer a slight and temporary bump up in vision quality, new research suggests. Heart-healthy compounds in chocolate called flavanols appeared to sharpen eyesight for a group of 30 healthy young adults in...  read more


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


Bronx Eye Care Clinic Offers New Treatment

By editor
November 3, 2016

November 1, 2016 THE BRONX - A Bronx eye care facility is the first to begin performing a new and rare eye vision correction procedure. Doctors at the Eye Surgery Centers of New York on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx say it's all thanks to a new type of laser. Doctors say the new...  read more


May is Ultraviolet Awareness Month

By editor
May 3, 2016

Now that finally the sun is out, protect your eyes from UV rays and choose the right pair of sunglasses. Exposure to UV rays can burn the delicate tissue around the eyes and raise the risk of developing cataracts and cancers of the eye. If you spend a lot of time outdoors in bright sunlight,...  read more


Women's Eye Health

By editor
April 6, 2016

April is Women's Eye Health Month 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...  read more


Experts Undecided on Whether Seniors Should Get Routine Vision Checks

By editor
March 7, 2016

TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 There's just not enough good data to say whether or not seniors should be routinely screened for vision trouble by their primary care physicians, an influential panel of U.S. experts reports. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) believes current data isn't adequate to assess the potential benefits and harms of...  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


Cataract Awareness Month

By editor
June 2, 2015

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...  read more


Ultraviolet Awareness

By editor
May 6, 2015

May is Ultraviolet Awareness Month, Now that finally the sun is out, protect your eyes from UV rays and choose the right pair of sunglasses. Exposure to UV rays can burn the delicate tissue around the eyes and raise the risk of developing cataracts and cancers of the eye. If you spend a lot of...  read more