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Blurred Vision Is Often a Sign of a Serious Condition

Blurred Vision Is Often a Sign of a Serious Condition

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

Is Glaucoma Hereditary?

Is Glaucoma Hereditary?

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

Glaucoma Is a Leading Cause of Blindness

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

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

Anti-Aging Nutrition for Eyes

As people age, they’re even more afraid of losing their vision than their memory, says a survey by the American Optometric Association. Risk of potentially sight-robbing eye diseases does increase as we get older. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts and glaucoma are three top concerns. They can affect your quality

New Glaucoma Test Enables Earlier Detection

Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide, and is dramatically increasing due to the aging population.
Glaucoma often gets less clinical or research attention than cancer or heart disease, but is equally frightening and debilitating. Patients function with normal vision, and live full productive lives, before being left in

Editor’s Note: Protect and Preserve Your Vision

Good vision is key to healthy aging. Vision is important for maintaining physical activity, independence, and staying socially connected. Vision loss or impairment that is uncorrected or untreated has been linked with a higher risk of balance problems, falls, and injuries.

As you get older, your eyes become more susceptible to

Catch Glaucoma Before Symptoms Show to Slow Disease Progression

Glaucoma is an eye disease in which elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) causes damage to the optic nerve, resulting in impaired vision. Glaucoma accounts for as much as 12 percent of all cases of blindness in the U.S., and it is the leading cause of blindness among African Americans, according to

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