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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Leafy Greens May Help Prevent Age-Related Vision Loss

A diet high in nitrates found in leafy green vegetables could help reduce your risk of early-stage macular degeneration (AMD), according to a study.

By Diane Domina

Cataracts Linked to Bone Loss and Fracture Risk

People with cataracts may be at increased risk for osteoporosis and fractures related to bone loss, according to results of a study conducted in Taiwan.

By Diane Domina

Contact Lens Wearers: Beware Infection Risk

Researchers in the U.K. have identified an outbreak of a rare, preventable eye infection that can lead to blindness, largely due to poor contact lens hygiene.

By Diane Domina

Psoriasis: 5 Tips to Protect Your Eyes

The inflammatory nature of psoriasis can increase risk of developing eye disorders such as uveitis, dry eye, and conjunctivitis. Learn five tips for protecting your eyes.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Not a Dry Eye in The House — Unless You Have RA

Believe it or not, RA issues can show up in your eyes, too. So if you’re experiencing dry eyes, blurred vision, or severe eye pain, it could be the usual culprit — your RA.

By Stephanie Stephens

Why People With Diabetes Should Get Their Eyes Checked

Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness in America. Learn about diabetes related eye conditions and how often you should get your eyes checked.

By Lisa Fields

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