Vision Health

Sleep Quality Linked to Dry Eye Disease

A 2016 study suggests that dry eye disease is linked to poor sleep quality. Here’s why.

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Google AI System Helps Diagnose Vision Problems

An AI system developed by Google DeepMind and doctors in the U.K. diagnoses eye conditions and provides information about the process used to make diagnoses.

By Diane Domina

The Basics: How Can You Advocate As A Patient In Washington?

Two experts speak about how advocating on Capitol Hill can change the landscape for your chronic condition(s). Find out how to get involved and why you should.

By Erin L. Boyle

CDC Launches Eye Health Surveillance System

Since approximately 61 million U.S. adults are at high risk for significant vision loss, and early diagnosis and treatment could prevent up to 98 percent of visual impairments, the CDC has launched its first Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System.

By Diane Domina

FDA Approves First Artificial Iris

The FDA has approved the first surgically implanted prosthetic iris (the colored part of the eye around the pupil) for adults and children whose iris is partially or fully missing or damaged due to injury, surgery (for melanoma, for example), or a ra...

By Diane Domina

Can Dark Chocolate Boost Your Vision?

People who ate a dark chocolate bar (72 percent cacao) had better vision within two hours, compared to those who consumed a milk chocolate bar in a small study.

By Diane Domina

How to Take Care of Your Vision During Menopause

If you are a woman of menopausal age, taking a proactive approach to your eye health is key.

By Malaika Hill

Managing the Vision Complications of Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease can affect many other areas of your body, including your eyes. Here are some of the ways Crohn’s can complicate your eye health.

By Malaika Hill

What You Should Know About Ulcerative Colitis and Eye Health

Your UC can also create inflammation in the eyes that can to uveitis, iritis, episcleritis, and dry eye. Learn what to watch for.

By Malaika Hill

What is thyroid eye disease?

Better known as Graves’ eye disease, this disease affects up to half of all people living with Graves’ disease.

By Mary Shomon

RA and Eye Health Complications

Complications may include dry eyes, episcleritis, scleritis, corneal problems, glaucoma, cataracts, and Sjogren’s Syndrome.

By Lisa Emrich