Tag: eye conditions

Mediterranean Diet Benefits Eye Health

About 1.8 million Americans have age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a condition that is a major cause of vision loss in the United States. By 2020, that number is expected to climb to nearly 3 million. While it remains unclear what causes AMD, evidence increasingly suggests that poor nutrition may play

Fall Prevention Solutions: How to Prevent Injuries at Home

Fall Prevention Solutions: How to Prevent Injuries at Home

The statistics might surprise you: 1 in 4 people aged 65 and older experience at least one fall each year. It’s thought that around 1 in 5 of these falls results in a serious injury, such as a fracture or head injury. Simple fall prevention tactics, however, can significantly reduce

Light Sensitivity? “Photophobia” May Be Part of the Picture

Light Sensitivity? “Photophobia” May Be Part of the Picture

Light sensitivity or photophobia is eye discomfort in bright light. Bothersome light sources may include sunlight and harsh indoor lighting such as fluorescent or incandescent light from old-fashioned bulbs.

Light sensitivity is a common symptom that may be accompanied by headache. In most cases, it’s not due to disease. However,

Omega-6 vs. Omega-3 Fatty Acids: What You Should Know

Omega-6 vs. Omega-3 Fatty Acids: What You Should Know

Not all fats are created equal: Saturated vs unsaturated. Essential vs unessential. Healthy vs unhealthy. The hard part is knowing which fats are good for you and which you should avoid. Along those lines, let’s compare omega-3 fatty acids to omega-6 fatty acids, with an eye toward balance.

Both omega-6 and

What Is a Normal Cholesterol Level?

What Is a Normal Cholesterol Level?

You already know that keeping your cholesterol in check is important for heart health. High cholesterol is associated with clogged arteries and a greater chance of a heart attack. But you may be wondering: What exactly is a normal cholesterol level, and how do I get there? And you’re probably

Age Safely By Preventing Falls

Falls are prevalent among American seniors, and while most falls don’t cause serious injuries, many do. “Overall, falling can set an older adult on a downward spiral that results in constant pain, loss of independence, increasing frailty, and early mortality,” confirms Mount Sinai geriatrician Patricia Bloom, MD.   
A recent meta-analysis

The Best in the Spaghetti Sauce Aisle

Spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna, baked ziti…all classic comfort foods. But these days our hectic schedules don’t often allow us the time to simmer a big pot of spaghetti sauce on the stove to top that pasta. While most jarred pasta sauces can’t beat that homemade goodness, many come close enough

Why Is My Vision Blurry?

Why Is My Vision Blurry?

Blurry vision is a classic “nonspecific” symptom that people report to their doctors—like “I feel tired all the time.” Whether it’s blurry seeing or feeling fatigued, the possible reasons are many and occasionally unusual, from poisoning to concussion. Regardless of cause, however, most people just want to know, “Why is

Not All Common Eye Diseases and Conditions Are Age-Related

Not All Common Eye Diseases and Conditions Are Age-Related

The eye is a complex organ and a lot can go wrong. Age-related eye conditions—macular degeneration, cataract, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy—can permanently damage vision and even lead to blindness. They collectively account for most serious vision loss and blindness in older adults. But many common eye diseases and conditions can

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