October 31, 2018Metformin, 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 risks, […]
Fact Checked August 24, 2018Too much screen time can wreck your eyes.Smart phones, laptops, and other handheld devices all transmit light. However, the blue light in particular may be toxic for your eyes.Scientists at the University of Toledo may have discovered how blue light emitted from your technology has a potential to lead to macular
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
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 eyes.
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 authors
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,
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 time