Posts Tagged ‘Fromer’

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


Vitamin C and Cataracts

By editor
March 29, 2016

Healthy Amount of Vitamin C Might Keep Cataracts at Bay Key is to get the nutrient from foods rather than a supplement, researchers say By Robert Preidt Thursday, March 24, 2016 HealthDay News While many believe that vitamin C helps ward off colds, a new study suggests the nutrient might prevent something more serious --...  read more


Study Compares Drugs for Common Diabetic Eye Disease

By editor
March 3, 2016

MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 People with diabetes are at risk for blurred vision or even a loss of vision from a condition called macular edema. Three drugs for the disease -- Avastin, Eylea and Lucentis vary widely in price, but new research suggests all work equally well for patients with mild vision loss. However, when...  read more


Protective Eyewear in Field Hockey

By editor
August 19, 2015

Protective Eyewear in Girls' Field Hockey Means Fewer Injuries MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015 By Tara Haelle HealthDay News The rate of eye injuries among girls playing high school field hockey dropped dramatically after a national requirement for protective eyewear was passed, a new study reports. But the mandate doesn't cover all players. And, the study...  read more


Contact lenses alter bacteria in the eye

By editor
June 4, 2015

Wearing contact lenses may change the community of bacteria living in your eyes, according to a small new study. In the study, the surface of the eye in the people who wore contact lenses had triple the proportion of certain bacteria species, on average, compared with the people in the study who did not wear...  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


Diabetes Drug Metformin

By editor
June 1, 2015

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 The 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...  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


Study Compares Drugs for Diabetes Linked Eye Disease

By editor
February 23, 2015

Eylea has slight advantage over Avastin, Lucentis for people with macular edema, but cost is an issue. WebMD News from HealthDay By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A vision-robbing condition called diabetic macular edema can strike people with diabetes. Now, a new study compared three leading drugs for the...  read more