Tag: dry eye syndrome
By Bruce A. Ferrell, MD
Professor of Medicine and Geriatrics, UCLA
Editor-in-Chief, UCLA Medical Center Healthy Years
Q: My eyes have developed a kind of sticky, scratchy feeling that is really getting uncomfortable. Is this what dry eye feels like?
A: The symptoms you describe are common to dry eye syndrome, also known as
When you think of vision-enhancing and -protective foods, carrots may be what come to mind. But many other foods likely have a greater impact on the eye diseases encountered among older adults, says Jeffrey Anshel, OD, president of the Ocular Nutrition Society and author of Smart Medicine for Your Eyes.
Advancing age tends to make almost every part of the body a bit weaker and slower. Unfortunately your eyes are no exception. Aging can affect the shape of the eye and/or the functionality of its components. Refractive errors occur when the anatomy, or shape, of the eye prevents light from