Collagen benefits our health in so many ways, and here’s why: It’s the most abundant protein found in the human body, making up one-third of our total protein. Collagen boasts a unique amino acid profile including proline, glycine, glutamine, hydroxyproline, and alanine. It comes from the Greek word “kolla,” meaning
Q: I’ve recently noticed what seems like a black spot moving around my field of vision, but when I check in the mirror, I can’t see anything in my eye. Should I see my eye doctor?
A: The spot you’re seeing is called a floater, but don’t panic: These usually aren’t
A detached retina in your eye is a serious condition that requires quick treatment. Symptoms of detached retina are floaters (tiny specks and cobwebs) and bright flashes of light; you also may perceive a clouding effect, as if a gray curtain is pulled in front of your eyes, and shadows
Most people see floaters in their field of vision from time to time. Usually, they fade away and pose no risk. However, sometimes floaters—especially if accompanied by flashes—can indicate detachment or tearing of the retina, the light-sensitive sheet of cells on the back of the eye. A sudden increase in
Floaters are tiny specks or cobweb-like particles that seem to float across your eye. They increase with age and are seldom serious, but if they increase dramatically or suddenly, they can be a sign of retinal tearing or detachment; left untreated, your vision could be permanently harmed. (Retinal detachment appears
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
Floaters look like small black dots or strings in your peripheral vision and tend to appear more often after the age of 50. These shadowy figures result when the part of your eye called the vitreous contracts.