News on Eye Disorders

Eye conditions may affect the eyelids, eyelashes, iris, pupil, lens and the sclera. There are also nerves, muscles and blood vessels that may be affected by a condition.  Most people experience temporary eye problems from time to time, including itching, blurriness or fatigue.  These conditions often are short-lived and resolve on their own with no further complications.  However, sudden eye problems and those that last for more than a couple of days could be signs of a serious condition and should be checked by a doctor.

Some common conditions that can affect the eye include astigmatism, glaucoma, retinopathy and cataracts.  The most common cause of vision loss in people over 50 is age-related macular degeneration (AMD).  AMD is caused by hardening of the arteries of the retina.  This deprives the retinal tissue of the oxygen and nutrients that it needs to function.  As a result, the central vision deteriorates.

The following lifestyle changes can help keep your eyes in good health, and perhaps identify problems early — schedule regular checkups, do daily eye exercises, take a multi-vitamin, eat more dark green leafy vegetables, wear sunglasses with UV protection, quit smoking and exercise regularly.
 

 

12/21/2009 - News

Contact lens can lead to fungal infections

Researchers are reporting an outbreak of a fungal infection of the cornea among soft contact lens wearers in Singapore. Read more

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12/21/2009 - News

Passive smoking doubles risk of eye disease

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A high antioxidant diet can protect the eyes

  A high antioxidant diet can protect the eyes Read more

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Genes play important role in macular degeneration

  Genes play important role in macular degeneration Read more

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Statins may reduce cataract risk

  Statins may reduce cataract risk Read more

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Smoking increases risk of vision problem

  Smoking increases risk of vision problem Read more

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Cataract surgery could eliminate reading glasses

  Cataract surgery could eliminate reading glasses Read more

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Ranibuzumab helps diabetes-related eye problem

  Ranibuzumab helps diabetes-related eye problem Read more

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Eating Fish May Be Good for Your Eyes

Omega-3 fatty acids are a family of unsaturated fatty acids commonly found in fish oil and certain plant or nut oils Over the past several years, a number have studies have suggested that omega-3 f Read more

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09/14/2009 - News

Dry Eye is Common Among US Men

Dry eye is a disorder of the tear film due to a deficiency of tears or excess tear evaporation which causes damage to the exposed eye surface, leading to eye discomfort or even infections. Read more

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