Health News

A Simpler Treatment for Macular Degeneration
Typical treatment options for age-related macular degeneration — an eye condition that leads to vision loss in older people — can be invasive and uncomfortable, but there may be a simpler way to treat this disease.
Diabetes-Related Diseases Linked to Stroke
For patients with type 1 diabetes, keeping a close eye on blood sugar levels and managing their disease is a part of everyday life. A recent study may give these patients another reason to stay on top of their medical care.
Skip the Spooky Eyes for Halloween
As you plan this year's Halloween costume, you may want to leave out one accessory - the pair of non-prescription contact lenses.
Raising Awareness about Home Eye Safety
During Home Eye Safety Month, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is stressing the importance of eye safety and eye injury prevention. 
Relief for Red, Itchy Eyes
For anyone with allergies, dealing with watery and itchy eyes can be very uncomfortable. Fortunately, if you don't have anti-allergy medication on hand, relief from these symptoms may still be possible.
A Link Between Statins and Cataracts
While statin medications are taken to improve a patient's heart health, doing so may negatively affect that patient's eye health.
Improve Your Vision, Extend Your Life
Getting cataract surgery to improve your vision may also help to extend your life.
Keeping an Eye Out for the Kids
With all the changes a child faces in the fall, like new classes, new schools and new activities, sometimes changes in vision can be brought to the surface as well.
Cataract Surgery Safety for the Elderly
Cataract surgery can significantly improve vision for cataracts patients, but is it a good option for the elderly?
Raising Awareness of Cataracts
With August being Cataract Awareness Month, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is telling senior citizens to look out for signs of cataracts.