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Learning To Navigate The World Through The Eyes Of A Guide Dog

Belo Cipriani | Posted 06.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Belo Cipriani

It's absolutely amazing to have a partner who is always watching out for danger. Sometimes, it's almost as if my guide dog could talk to me. Looking back, though, I was hesitant to get a dog.

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.

Military Members Who Lost Vision While Serving Find New Purpose Through Sports

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.10.2015 | Good News

At a school in Baltimore, Maryland, blind veterans are partaking in a uniquely therapeutic activity. This week, a group of active-duty military me...

A Crisis in Vision

Rosi Andrade, PhD | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Rosi Andrade, PhD

Pinpointing the causes of increased vision loss in children and youth is not facile. Some explanations for increased vision loss point to the digital age as the culprit. The bottom line is that we expose our eyes to conditions and prolonged focus that contribute to persistent eye strain and potential vision loss over the long term.

Evidence-Based Medicine to Drive Change: Prevention of Blindness Programming in Latin America

Van Lansingh | Posted 01.24.2015 | Impact
Van Lansingh

Approximately 20.8 million visually impaired people living in the Americas today could have prevented their vision loss, and for many with cataract, sight-restoring surgery remains an option.

How Gratitude Changed My Life

Prasanna Ranganathan | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Prasanna Ranganathan

Keeping a gratitude journal and taking these mental gratitude pictures have made me more conscious, every moment of every day, of the many miracles life has to offer, if I simply take the time to notice them.

This 11-Year-Old Girl Facing Blindness Has Raised Nearly $100,000 For Sight-Saving Research

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact

Lilly Diuble is not one to throw in the towel. The 11-year-old Michigan girl has known for quite some time that, eventually, she will lose her eyes...

Why We Should Care About Changes In The Pharmaceutical Industry

Michael Hodin | Posted 07.13.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

The pharmaceutical sector is still struggling to find an operating model that will work in the 21st century. The shocking news of GlaxoSmithKline's sale of its cancer-drug business to Novartis -- and the many recent huge deals like it -- are the most recent evidence.

I Lost My Glasses

Chuck Nyren | Posted 05.18.2014 | Fifty
Chuck Nyren

Two-and-a-half years ago, my more-significant-than-I-am other insisted on accompanying me to my eye appointments. I would pick out goofy-looking big plastic frames and she would make sure I got new, trendy ones.

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.

What New Advances In Medical Devices Are Doing For Aging Americans

Posted 07.09.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Mark Baard Science's latest wonders, from a telescopic eye implant to artificial joints with microchip monitors N...

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...

Are You Focused On Your Eye Health?

Posted 12.27.2011 | Fifty

When you catch yourself holding the dinner menu at arm's length, you know you're part of the Post50 crowd. You have come to the stage in life that for...