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.
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.
A diet high in healthy fats, such as oily fish, may significantly reduce the risk of diabetic retinopathy in older adults.
A follow-up study comparing 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.
If you have diabetic retinopathy, discuss the risks and benefits of intensive glycemic control with your doctor to find whether it can protect your vision.
Eye protection is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you’re told you need a procedure to open a blockage in one of your heart’s arteries.