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Vitamins and Minerals for Healthy Eyes

Many of us will remember our grandmas telling us to eat mashed carrots for good eyesight as we were little kids. Today we are learning that carrots as well as some other common vegetables from grandma’s garden are extremely beneficial to our eye health. We now better understand which nutrients do what for our eyes and where to find them. Thanks to advances in agriculture and international trade we have a rich and varied supply […]

Causes, Risk Factors, Symptoms and Treatment of Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding or yellowing of the eye’s lens that blocks light and makes vision blurry or hazy. This condition develops along with the thickening of the lens that occurs with aging. Cataracts are the most common cause of visual impairment associated with later life. Although more than half of people in the developed world over age 65 develop a cataract, not all cataracts impair vision significantly. Few people experience vision problems due […]

Symptoms and Treatment of Macular Degeneration

In today’s developed world, as life expectancy approaches 80 years, macular degeneration has become the most frequent cause of severe vision loss among people over 65. This condition is also known as age-related macular degeneration and, as its name suggests, its odds increase with age. Although only about 3% of people in their 50s show any signs of degeneration of the macula, those older than 75 have nearly 30% chance of developing this condition. Other […]

How to Recognize and Treat Glaucoma

Glaucoma can be best characterized as the irreversible damage to the optic nerve caused by elevated intraocular pressure. This eye disorder happens to be the leading cause of blindness in the most countries of the westernized world. Although glaucoma cannot be cured, it can be easily controlled with prescription medications. Even today, a large number of patients with glaucoma do not realize they have it until the symptoms alert them to the problem while by […]

Protecting Your Eyesight with Diet

Do you find yourself squinting and rubbing your eyes while reading magazines and small print on your laptop screen or some mobile device? Do you often experience blurred vision, especially in the evening? Though it is all normal at certain age, there is a lot you can do for preserving good eyesight. When it comes to preventing future vision loss, proper nutrition seems to be one of the key factors for your eye health. Numerous […]