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Daily Multivitamin Might Curb Cataracts
Vitamin supplements may help people get nutrients that their diet lacks or they can't absorb. It seems that supplements may also reduce the risk of developing at least one eye condition.
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.
A Look at AMD After Ten Years
After being diagnosed with an eye disease like age-related macular degeneration, a person might wonder what their vision will be like 10 or 15 years down the road, and new research is providing some answers.
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.
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.
Seeing a Doctor to See Better
Having trouble seeing, or visual impairment, is a very common problem in the United States. Among older people, visual impairment is even more common. Fortunately, for many, the solution may be very simple: go and see a doctor.
Vitamins for Old Eyes, But Not Omega-3s
As people age, their eyesight can worsen. Millions get a condition that can lead to blindness. A vitamin regimen can help, but adding supplements provides no extra benefit.
Seniors Dance Their Way to Better Balance
Finding ways to keep the elderly moving and feeling independent can be challenging. Dance lessons with a partner can be a fun and safe way to help the elderly stay active.
A Better Font For Vision Loss
Vision loss is a downside to getting older. Reading printed words can be a challenge. It turns out that font matters for people with vision loss.
Eyes Dimmed by Diabetes?
Some eye problems can be corrected with glasses while others cannot. According to a recent study, vision problems that cannot be fixed by glasses may be on the rise and could be linked to growing diabetes rates.