Eye floaters, the spots and strings that drift across the visual field, can range from an annoyance to a downright problem if they interfere with the ability to drive or read. Traditionally, doctors have been hesitant to treat them, as the only option was an invasive and risky procedure called … Read More
Q: Can seasonal allergies cause thinking problems? I always seem to have a little fuzzy thinking when my allergies are acting up.
A: The “brain fog” you’re dealing with is a common side effect of seasonal allergies. But the problems with concentration and focus may have more to do with the effects … Read More
In a normal eye, light passes through a clear lens to the retina, where it is changed into nerve signals that are sent to the brain. The eye’s lens is made mostly of water and protein. Some of that protein may clump together and form what’s called a cataract, which … Read More
Previous research has suggested links between visual impairment and cognitive decline and/or Alzheimer’s disease in older adults. A common reason for vision impairment in this age group is cataracts: a condition that causes the lens of the eye to become opaque, and blurs the image you see when you focus … Read More
Cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in older adults, but a relatively simple surgical procedure can restore your sight if you develop them. The procedure has a low risk of complications, and research points to numerous benefits. In this month’s issue we’re looking at a recent study suggesting … Read More