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How to Preserve Your Vision as You Age Sep 1st, 2019

Aging takes its toll on all parts of your body. Wrinkles, gray hair, and creaky, stiff joints are not the only signs of getting older. Your eyes and eyesight begin to change, as well. While change is likely inevitable, you can also slow down the progression or reduce your risk...

5 Everyday Changes to Help Prevent Macular Degeneration Aug 7th, 2019

Macular degeneration, also called age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is the leading cause of vision loss in adults over 50. There is no cure for this degenerative disease, but through healthy lifestyle changes and early medical treatment, you can manage the disease and stop it from progressing. Although the older you...

Spotting the Warning Signs of Diabetic Eye Disease Jul 9th, 2019

Diabetes is a common health condition — so common, in fact, that more than 100 million adults in the United States are living with diabetes or prediabetes. People with diabetes are at a higher risk of blindness than people without diabetes.  According to the National Eye Institute, about 45% of...

The Benefits of Having Macular Pucker Surgery Jun 1st, 2019

A macular pucker is an eye condition that usually affects people over 50. Symptoms of a macular pucker can include blurriness, distorted vision, straight lines appearing wavy, and problems seeing fine detail. Fortunately, in many cases, a macular pucker doesn’t result in vision problems or require treatment or surgery. But...

Sudden Blurry Vision? You Might Have Retinal Detachment and Should Seek Treatment Immediately May 1st, 2019

Your retina is a thin layer of tissue in the back of your eye, and it’s a vital part of your eye. It’s responsible for translating light signals that come into your eye and sending them through your optic nerve to your brain. In your brain, these light impulses get...

Understanding What Causes AMD and How it Can Be Treated Apr 4th, 2019

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common condition among older adults, affecting over 2 million people in the United States. It’s the leading cause of blindness for older adults in this country, so you should know about the causes, risk factors, and treatment options for AMD. Because there is no...

How Diabetes Can Affect the Health of Your Eyes Mar 5th, 2019

High blood sugar, the hallmark symptom of diabetes, can affect many parts of your body including your feet, your heart, your kidneys, and your nerves, if you don’t managed it well. Your eyes are no exception and are not immune to the health repercussions of unchecked high blood sugar. Diabetic...

What You Should Know About Macular Holes Feb 7th, 2019

The macula is a small part of your retina that helps you see color and fine details. A macular hole, which is a tear in this tiny area of your eye, can affect your central vision, resulting in blurriness, distortion, and straight lines appearing wavy. It can be scary when...

How Age Related Macular Degeneration Is Most Commonly Treated Jan 14th, 2019

Age-related macular degeneration, also called macular degeneration, is the leading cause of vision loss in the United States. It affects about 6.5 % of people over 40, and the number of people affected by it increases every year. In 2000, there were 1.75 million cases of AMD. In 2010, there...

Understanding What Causes Macular Pucker and How To Resolve It Dec 6th, 2018

A macular pucker is a wrinkle or bulge on the eye’s macula due to scar tissue. The macula is in the center of the retina and is responsible for your sharp vision. It enables you to read, drive, and see small details. A macular pucker can interfere with all of...

Five Common Diabetic Eye Disease Symptoms Nov 16th, 2018

Diabetes is an alarmingly common disease in the United States. About 29 million people have it, and another 86 million adults have prediabetes. If you don’t manage your diabetes, complications can include cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, and diabetic eye disease. Diabetic eye disease is a group of diseases that are...

5 Common Symptoms of Diabetic Eye Disease to Watch Out For Oct 18th, 2018

Diabetes is an alarmingly common disease in the United States. About 29 million people have it, and another 86 million adults have prediabetes. If you don’t manage your diabetes, complications can include cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, and diabetic eye disease. Diabetic eye disease is a group of diseases that are...

Sudden Bright Flashes of Light Could Signal a Major Problem: Retinal Detachment Sep 26th, 2018

A torn or detached retina is a serious condition that can lead to severe vision impairment or blindness. The retina lines the back of your eye and contains light-sensitive cells. When light enters your eye and comes in contact with the retina, these cells transmit information to your brain through...

Understanding Flashers and Floaters Aug 13th, 2018

Did you see that speck? Or that one? Sometimes we see little specks, threads, squiggly lines, or flashes of light float across our line of vision. These mysterious tiny spots are called floaters, and the quick flashes of light are called flashers. Flashers and floaters are common vision issues in...

Retinopathy: Serious Complications of Diabetes Jul 5th, 2018

Retinopathy: Serious Complications of DiabetesDiabetic retinopathy is a common complication for diabetics, especially those who’ve had diabetes for a long time. One-third of the 285 million people with diabetes worldwide have diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy develops when chronic high blood glucose levels cause damage to the blood vessels in the...

How Exercise Can Help Protect Your Vision Jun 27th, 2018

Did you know that regular exercise can help you look better and see better? Exercise enables you to maintain a healthy weight or lose excess pounds, keeps your muscles toned and your body strong, and improves your overall health. Part of improving your overall health is ensuring healthy vision.  How...

4 Tips to Help Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration May 31st, 2018

Age-related macular degeneration, also called AMD, affects your central vision. It’s most common among people over 60 and is, in fact, the leading cause of vision loss for that age group. Because it only affects your central vision and not your peripheral, or side, vision, it never leads to complete...