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Routine eye checks can help ensure seniors know if they're developing any age-related vision issues.
An expert from Baylor College of Medicine spells out what seniors need to know.
"Don't blame vision issues on just aging eyes. Get your eyes checked out because it can be a more serious issue that can be treated," said
People who undergo surgery to treat cataracts may have a lower likelihood of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.
Of more than 3,000 older adults with the eye disease, those who had surgery were about 30% less likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's in the coming years, researchers found.
Midlife vision problems could increase women's risk of depression, new research suggests.
Rates of eye problems and depression rise during midlife, but knowledge about how vision affects depression at that time has been limited. The new study identified a significant link between impaired vision and development of depression.
"Given that the combination of visual impairment and depr...
Cataracts, a common eye disorder that often comes with age, may also be linked to a heightened risk of death from heart disease, new research shows.
Experts stressed that the finding doesn't mean that cataracts somehow cause heart trouble, and the study wasn't designed to prove cause and effect.
"A variety of medical conditions like [high blood pressure], diabetes or smoking have be...
Diseases that can rob you of vision as you age also appear to be tied to an increased risk for dementia, a new study finds.
Specifically, age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetes-related eye disease were linked with a higher likelihood of dementia, researchers in China said. However, one other common eye ailment, glaucoma, was not linked to dementia risk.
The new stu...
Many aging Americans can have their vision dimmed by cataracts, but the good news is that they're easily treated, one expert says.
By age 80, half of Americans either have cataracts or have had surgery to remove them, according to Dr. Waid Blackstone, an ophthalmologist at University of Alabama at Birmingham Callahan Eye Hospital Clinic at Pell City.
"In terms of the typical age-rel...
Weight-loss surgery can trim waistlines, and new research suggests it could also protect aging eyes.
The study found that after bariatric (weight-loss) surgery, a person's odds for cataracts can drop significantly, especially among younger patients.
Why might that be so? According to Swiss researchers, weight loss in obese patients may lower oxidative stress on cells, cellular ...
Cataracts are a threat to the vision of millions, but new study suggests a welcome aid to prevention: wine.
A few glasses of alcohol -- especially red wine -- a week may help reduce your risk of cataract surgery, new British research suggests.
"The fact that our findings were particularly evident in wine drinkers may suggest a protective role of polyphenol antioxidants, which are e...
If you're having eye problems, you may not know which type of specialist to consult.
Here's some help from experts who explain the roles of an optometrist, ophthalmologist, pediatric ophthalmologist, orthoptist and optician.
Optometrists provide comprehensive eye care, including evaluations for glasses and contact lenses and common eye diseases.
"They play a role in monitoring...
As 2020 comes to a close, many people plan to ring in the new year with a bit of bubbly.
But that can lead to calamity when not done safely, warns the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), which offers tips for keeping a Champagne toast from going wrong.
A warm bottle of Champagne paired with poor technique for opening it can send a cork flying up to 50 miles per hour, threatenin...
Infants who have cataract removal surgery are at increased risk for sight-threatening glaucoma later in childhood, researchers say.
Glaucoma damages the optic nerve -- the connection between the eye and brain -- and can lead to vision loss.
Fewer than 2,500 infants are born with a cataract (clouding of the eye's lens) each year in the United States. Surgery is used to remove the aff...
Diabetes can wreak havoc on many parts of the body, including the eyes, but people with diabetes aren't doomed to have vision problems.
With good blood sugar management and regular eye exams, many eye conditions can be prevented or treated, experts say.
Patricia Welter, a Pilates studio owner from Palm Harbor, Fla., wishes she'd known more about preventing eye problems rel...
As the population ages, millions of older Americans are at risk of losing their sight, a new study warns.
Between 2002 and 2017, the number at high risk for vision loss rose from 65 million to 93 million, according to federal health data.
"The number of adults at high risk for vision loss is high and may continue to increase in the coming years with the increasing populati...
Though eye surgery has gotten easier for patients, the percentage who filled an opioid prescription after an eye operation tripled between 2000 and 2014, a new study reports.
"This really is surprising, given that there have been tremendous strides in the past decade to reduce the invasiveness and recovery time for these procedures," said senior study author Dr. Brian VanderBeek. "We ...