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Macular Degeneration

5 Ways to Keep Your Eyes Healthy this Summer

Dave Austin | Posted 06.09.2016 | Fifty
Dave Austin

June is National Cataracts Awareness Month, so there's no time like the present to take the steps necessary to ensure proper vision health. All too of...

A Quick Guide to Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Vision Loss

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

AMD damages cells in the eye's macula, the center portion of the retina that allows you to see objects clearly. There is no cure, but some cases are treatable and vision can often be stabilized or improved with early detection and treatment.

How to Protect Your Eyes From Macular Degeneration

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.20.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Having a parent or sibling with macular degeneration does indeed increase your risk three to four times. But the good news is there are things you can do to protect your eyesight, and a number of treatments that are available if you do happen to get it. Here's what you should know.

Blindness vs. California Stem Cell Program: Disease-a-Week Challenge #6

Don C. Reed | Posted 06.28.2016 | Impact
Don C. Reed

When I was ten I fell on a bamboo stick, which penetrated my right eye. The doctor taped a patch over it and said that was all he could do, we would just have to wait and see. What did that mean?

Roseanne Barr Is Going Blind. Here's What You Should Know

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living

In an interview last week with The Daily Beast, actress Roseanne Barr revealed that she is slowly going blind. Barr, 62, hasn't lost her vision yet...

Roseanne Barr Reveals She Is Slowly Going Blind

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment

Roseanne Barr revealed she is losing her vision in a candid interview with the Daily Beast. She made the revelation while discussing her love of m...

Legally Blind

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.12.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


In the Eyes of the Beholder

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.08.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Blinded By the (Flat) Light: Senior Skiers Can See Clearly In Snow

Jon Weisberg | Posted 04.11.2015 | Fifty
Jon Weisberg

Frozen by fear. Hardly able to move. Disoriented on terrain I'd skied for years. Other skiers seemed to be managing fine. But the light was flat, and my eyes could no longer pick up the contours of white on white.

The 6 Most Common Eye Problems

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler

These common eye problems can be either cured or curbed if caught early by a eyecare professional. Keeping up with your regular eye doctor appointments is the best way you can ensure healthy vision for years to come.

Looking Through My Eyes -- Part I

Aaron Scheidies | Posted 03.29.2014 | Impact
Aaron Scheidies

Living with Macular Degeneration is being trapped between rocks and knowing that there is a way out but no matter how hard you think, you are unable to find an escape. You are constantly in this world of uncertainty.

Eye Drops Could Treat Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Christopher Wanjek, Columnist Published: 10/15/2013 07:06 AM EDT on LiveScience A drop a day might soon keep blindness away. Researchers say ...

Losing House, Keeping Home

Vincent O'Keefe | Posted 11.20.2013 | Parents
Vincent O'Keefe

My 13-year-old daughter recently tried on the wedding dress in the photo, which was worn by both my wife and mother-in-law. As she twirled, three generations danced.

Eggs: Healthy or Not?

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

Eggs: They're just one of those foods. Seems like every other week there's an egg controversy. Are they good for you, bad for you, or somewhere in between?

Taking This Won't Help Age-Related Vision Problems

Posted 05.14.2013 | Fifty

Fish oil supplements may boost your immune system, but they may not be as helpful for age-related vision problems. That's the finding of a large s...

World's Tiniest Telescope Treats Blindness

Barbara Dehn | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Dehn

Thanks to technological advances in microsurgery and space-age breakthroughs, people like James Hindman with Age-related Macular Degeneration have new hope from the world's tiniest telescope that's implanted into the person's eye.

How The Definition Of 'Old' Is Changing

Michael Hodin | Posted 04.21.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

A new culture of aging is emerging, and the aging process itself is being re-invented.

Could A Sign Of Inflammation Raise Risk Of Vision Loss?

Posted 02.08.2013 | Healthy Living

High levels of C-reactive protein -- which the body produces in response to inflammation -- could be a predictor of a common kind of vision loss, acco...

To See Better Is to Live Better

Calvin W. Roberts, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Calvin W. Roberts, M.D.

True or false: I can see well, so my eyes are healthy. If you answered "true," then you're one of millions who believe in this common eye health myth.

Resources to Help Seniors With Low Vision

Jim T. Miller | Posted 10.26.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Unfortunately, there are nearly 2 million Americans, like your wife, living with macular degeneration today, making everyday tasks like cooking dinner, reading the newspaper or watching television extremely challenging. Here are some resources that can help.

New Tool To Help People WIth Macular Degeneration

| Posted 07.19.2012 | Healthy Living

By Mariette DiChristina (Click here for the original article and podcast) Macular degeneration causes visual distortion and even complete loss of ...

How Physics Can Help People With Macular Degeneration

| Posted 07.06.2012 | Healthy Living

By Mariette DiChristina (Click here for the original article) Walter Kohn, who shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1998 “for his development ...

How to Protect Your Eyes From Cold Weather Sun Damage

Posted 01.05.2012 | Healthy Living

By Liz Neporent for YouBeauty Everyone knows that if you spend too much time in the sun your skin will burn -- but your eyes? Experts warn that ove...

Overcoming Obstacles With 'No Excuses'

Charles Scott | Posted 12.27.2011 | Healthy Living
Charles Scott

Would you take the risk of signing up for a marathon when you've never come close to running 26.2 miles before? Intimidating proposition for anyone, but imagine making this decision after losing much of your sight.

Weekly Health Tip: It's Hard to See Through the Smoke

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.01.2011 | Home
Deepak Chopra

We all know that smoking causes cancer, cardiovascular disease, and multiple respiratory illnesses. Does anyone really need another reason to quit? Okay, here's one: To save your vision.