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8 Risk Factors for Diabetic Macular Edema

Losing your eyesight is one of the most serious complications of diabetes. Early detection can make a difference—here’s what to look for.

By Benedict Cosgrove
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10 Surprising Ways Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Affect Your Eyes—And How To Treat 'Em

RA can do a number on your eyes as much as your joints. We bring the most common symptoms and treatments into focus.

By Carin Gorrell
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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
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5 Tips to Protect Your Eyes From Psoriasis

Psoriasis doesn't just affect your skin. The inflammation can lead to eye disorders like uveitis, dry eye, and conjunctivitis. Follow these five tips for protecting your eyes.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
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Wet vs. Dry AMD: What's the Diff?

Not only is there more than one type of macular degeneration, but the conditions are treated differently, too. We spoke with a top ophthalmologist to learn more.

By Rose Pike
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RA and Eye Health Complications

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

By Lisa Emrich
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Why AMD Can Lead to Depression

Depression is common in people with age-related macular degeneration—the leading cause of vision loss in older adults. Here’s what to know.

By HealthAfter50
Don't Let High Blood Pressure Ruin Your Vision

Don't Let High Blood Pressure Ruin Your Vision

High blood pressure can damage small blood vessels that supply the retina, an area at the back of the eye that’s essential to vision. Here’s what to know.

By HealthAfter50
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5 Ways to Prevent Digital Eye Strain

Eye strain affects 58 percent of adults who use electronic devices, according to a recent survey. Here’s what you can do to avoid it.

By HealthAfter50
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6 Things That Raise Your Risk for Cataracts

Cataracts can occur at any age, but they are most common later in life. More than 20 million Americans over age 40 are estimated to have had one. That number is anticipated to reach about 30 million by 2020. Here are six factors that increase your ri...

By Colin A. McCannel, M.D.