Joseph SalingHealth Writer
Joseph Saling is an award-winning freelance writer who specializes in disease management, mental health, and senior health. He lives in the Atlanta area with his wife, Sandy, and their dog, Yeats. In between assignments he paints with acrylics, works on a novel, and writes short fiction and poetry.
Latest by Joseph Saling
Mental illness takes a toll on the sick and those who care for them. Here are some ways to cope.
Research on a bionic eye is underway, which could conceivably offer hope for improved vision in people with dry AMD.
Because untreated glaucoma can cause permanent blindness, research is a major priority. Here’s what’s on the horizon.
People who eat green leafy vegetables like kale have a lower risk for primary open-angle glaucoma and early central vision loss, a study has found.
This study comparing three medications for diabetic macular edema showed that all three produced significant vision improvements after two years.
As people age, problems with vision, such as cataracts, and mental functioning often occur together. Might correcting one improve the other?
Stimulation from electrical alternating current may partially restore vision in glaucoma patients who still have some residual vision.
After five years of drug treatment, about half of people with wet age-related macular degeneration had vision good enough to drive or to read standard print.
Age-related macular degeneration and cardiovascular disease share multiple risk factors, which suggests that therapies that work for one may benefit the other.