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Cataract Surgery

My Very Own Miracle

Tricia McCallum | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

Threading needles is out, as is focusing my beloved 35 mm Nikon. But I've embraced the digital world of photography. I can't bowl or play tennis to save my life and you wouldn't want me pitching for your ball team. The fact is I couldn't do any of that before anyway.

Jonathan Cohn

Rand Paul's Political Views Make Perfect Sense When You Look At His Medical Background | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

The doctor is in. The senator is out. Rand Paul, the ophthalmologist and Republican senator from Kentucky, officially launched his presidential ca...

5 Things About Aging Nobody Ever Tells You

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.11.2015 | Fifty

We all knew to expect hot flashes, maybe even some prostate issues. But nobody ever warned us about these aging-related things: 1. You will want to...

What Is Cataract Surgery Actually Like?

Roz Warren | Posted 01.29.2015 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Cataract surgery means learning whether there's anyone you can count on to devote 24 hours of their life to taking care of you. Your Cataract Surgery Companion has to bring you to the clinic, take you home afterwards, then stick around for another day, just in case.

The Eyes Have It

Stanley Ely | Posted 12.22.2014 | Fifty
Stanley Ely

The doctor appeared after a while and shone more light in my right eye. "That was easy," I said, trying yet again to throw some levity his way."For you," he replied in a manner maybe humorous, or not.

Doctor My Eyes: The Ultimate Cataract Surgery Mix Tape

Roz Warren | Posted 12.12.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

With age, comes wisdom. And, frequently, cataracts. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. I'm having cataract surgery next week, and I'm hoping to have a little fun with this particular rite of passage.

Forever Four-Eyed

Roz Warren | Posted 10.03.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

I'm a librarian. A reader. I identify as a four-eyed person. I've always worn glasses. I got my first pair in the second grade. It was a miracle! The blurry world I'd inhabited all my life suddenly came into focus.

Cure Blindness

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kristin Meekhof

The local staff is critical as they are the ones, who before the doctor arrives, go to the villages and seek out the patients. The staff also organizes the place where the cataract surgery occurs. Often these places are primitive in nature.

Rising Demand For Cataract Surgery Raises Cost Questions

Posted 10.10.2013 | Fifty

The high costs and demand for medical procedures are putting a hefty price tag on independence for people over 50. Case in point: more and more post 5...

20/20 Vision

Dr. Sanduk Ruit | Posted 09.08.2013 | Impact
Dr. Sanduk Ruit

Throughout my career as an ophthalmologist, I have witnessed such amazing experiences when a patient is given the power of sight. The process of removing the bandages after surgery is quite miraculous.

LOOK: Man Gets Punched In Eye, Develops Star-Shaped Cataract

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.08.2013 | Weird News

Some people have stars in their eyes, but not like a 55-year-old man in Austria, who actually developed a cataract in his eye in the shape of a star. ...

Giving the Gift of Sight at the John Fawcett Foundation - Bali, Indonesia

Getrude Matshe | Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact
Getrude Matshe

I visited the John Fawcett Foundation while on holiday in Bali, Indonesia and was inspired to make this series of videos to share the amazing work they are doing to give people back the gift of sight.

Operation Insight

Getrude Matshe | Posted 03.27.2013 | Impact
Getrude Matshe

When I asked him what inspired him to give, he said he had always wanted to give back, and he is now at a stage in his career where he can do that.

Soothing Sounds Could Help Ease Anxiety During Most Common Surgical Procedure

Posted 11.12.2012 | Healthy Living

Relaxing sounds could help people going through cataract surgery to feel less anxious, according to a small new study. Researchers at Chiang Mai U...

The Elder Care Blues: Waking Up Dead

Janice Taylor | Posted 05.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

I do my best to keep things in perspective, acknowledging that Harriet is not in pain, that we are not talking about a major illness here -- no heart problems, no cancer, so much to be grateful for at 95. But even this -- a simple cataract operation -- is unbelievably stressful and complicated.

Yu Pengnian: Chinese Billionaire Gives Life's Savings To Charity

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

China's Yu Pengnian made a fortune in real estate, and now he's giving it back. The 88-year-old tycoon has slowly been transferring his wealth to his ...