Vision Loss Linked to Drinking, Smoking, Lifestyle
Lifestyle habits like tobacco and alcohol consumption along with level of physical activity have wide-reaching impacts on health.
Fifty Years Later, Work Remains to Curb Smoking
Fifty years ago, the US Surgeon General first warned of the dangerous effects of smoking. On the anniversary of that announcement, the current Surgeon General has released new data.
Quitting Smoking Lowered Risk for Cataract Removal
Smoking can contribute to the development of many health issues, including vision problems like cataracts (causes cloudy vision), but research is showing that quitting can help to lower that risk.
Age Related Eye Disease and Alzheimer's Didn't Seem Linked
While the chances of developing age-related macular degeneration or Alzheimer’s disease increase with age, older adults who develop one of these diseases are not necessarily at a greater risk of developing the other.
Losing Sight & Feeling Hopeless
Partial vision loss can impact many daily activities. Coping with losing the ability to drive or read can take an emotional toll that may need treatment.
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
It’s no new news that smoking can result in poor health conditions. And here’s another one to add to the ever growing list: cataracts.
Eye Disease May Give Clues of Brain Decline
An eye exam can do far more than screen for potential vision problems. It also can give doctors a view into the body's vascular system, and it may even be able to pinpoint patients more likely to suffer cognitive decline.
RA Drug Slows Damage of Rare Disease
Inflammation is at the root of many common diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis. As such, it may be possible that certain rheumatoid arthritis drugs also can treat other inflammatory diseases.