eye diseases

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 … Read More

End the Confusion About Cataracts and Their Causes

Everyone is at risk for cataracts as they age, but not everyone truly understands cataracts and their causes. A cataract clouds the eye’s lens; it can become so cloudy that it blurs your vision. Some people have greater odds of getting cataracts. And their causes can be gender-related. For example, … Read More

Detached Retina: Symptoms and Treatment

Your retina is the light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines the inside of your eyes. Its job is to send visual messages through the optic nerve to the brain. A detached retina means it has been lifted or pulled from its normal position. Sometimes, small areas of the retina become … Read More

Halt Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in the developed world. It affects approximately 25 percent of people older than 74 years and its prevalence is increasing. AMD is characterized by damage to the macula, a small spot near the center of the retina. This part of … Read More

How to Eat Healthy—and Why

The foods you place on your plate every day are far more powerful than you realize. If you choose to eat certain foods while limiting or avoiding other foods, you can have a major impact on your overall health. So it's important to understand how to eat healthy. Hundreds of … Read More

5 Health Benefits of Avocado – A True “Super Food”

Now that you’ve learned in part 1 about avocado’s spectacular array of nutrients and phytochemicals and seen the many ways it keeps your heart and blood vessels healthy, it’s time to review some of the additional health benefits of avocado. The research into this unique food may only be in … Read More

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