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
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If you’re blessed with the gift of perfect or near-perfect eyesight, it can be quite jarring when you first experience a significant period of blurred vision. You’re not sure whether it’s a temporary occurrence or a sign that you might be losing your eyesight.
Blurred vision refers to a lack of
Ah-ah-ah-CHOO! You’re sneezing again. It’s that time of year when every other person seems to have the sniffles—nasal congestion, a runny nose, and frequent sneezing. These common symptoms most often are caused by two conditions that can be difficult to tell apart: allergies and the common cold. When it comes
Vision doesn’t just depend on healthy eyes—it also depends on a healthy brain. This means that if your brain is damaged by a stroke, your field of vision and ability to process the images you are seeing may also be damaged. You may have difficulty recognizing familiar faces and objects,
Cataracts—clumps of protein that cloud the lenses of your eyes—are the most common cause of vision impairment in older adults; they affect more than 25 million Americans, 61 percent of whom are women.
How Cataracts Form
Cataracts may develop in one or both eyes. The lenses in your eyes are made primarily
Antihistamines are medications that help relieve or prevent allergy symptoms. Most are available over-the-counter (OTC) and come in the form of tablets, liquid, nasal sprays or gels, and eye drops. As the name suggests, antihistamines reduce or block histamine, a chemical produced by the body during an allergic reaction.
Oh pinkeye, you always choose the best times to visit. Your attractive symptoms (crusty, pink, itchy, and watery eyes) are so easy to disguise—if eye patches were in fashion, that is! Since they’re not, it’s time to learn what pinkeye is, what causes it and how to treat it, or—better
Silent and symptomless in the early stages, glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness among older adults in the United States. Whether it is caught in the early stages through a routine eye examination or detected only after vision loss occurs, it can be managed and even prevented by lowering
Increased pressure due to fluid buildup is glaucoma. But, is glaucoma hereditary? Having a relative with glaucoma, such as a parent or sibling, means you are at higher risk of developing the disease. There are racial or ethnic risk factors point to a genetic disposition to glaucoma:
Glaucoma is six
More than 3 million Americans have glaucoma, and just as many likely have it but aren’t aware. There are no early symptoms, and by the time there are, the disease may have advanced to the point of irreversible vision loss. Peripheral vision is the first to go, making the field